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Above the Line: My Wild Oats Adventure

Above the Line: My Wild Oats Adventure

Author: Shirley MacLaine
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A funny, fierce, imaginative memoir chronicling New York Times bestselling author and Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine's remarkable experiences filming Wild Oats in the Canary Islands and the extraordinary memories her time there brought forth of a past life on the lost continent of Atlantis. Her agent told her not to get on the plane. The male leads weren't even cast. The financing was shaky at best. The script had been re-written countless times. And yet something about Wild Oats lured Shirley MacLaine to the film's location shoot in the far-off Canary Islands-and straight to the center of one of the most thrilling and paradigm-shifting adventures of her life. The making of the film reads like a screwball comedy, as the cast and crew face unpredictable daily obstacles with ingenuity, grit, and personal sacrifice. Yet the chaos leads Shirley to a revelatory new understanding of the demise of one of history's most elusive yet endlessly intriguing places. Scholars have long theorized that Spain's Canary Islands are the remnants of the mighty lost continent of Atlantis.
As the movie set descends into pandemonium, Shirley finds fascinating corollaries between the island's cataclysmic fate and our own dangerous trajectory. Can we learn the lessons the citizens of Atlantis failed to comprehend? The answer is borne out of recovered memories from Shirley's past life on Atlantis and through a series of meditations that reveal the necessity of unfettered imagination when looking for bold new truths, rendering this evocative memoir essential reading for anyone seeking a broader understanding of what it means to be human-both where we came from and where we are going.
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Author description
Shirley MacLaine is a highly successful, Oscar-winning actress and bestselling writer. As well as starring in a run of top films over the last few decades, including SWEET CHARITY, IRMA LA DOUCE, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT and its sequel, THE EVENING STAR, MacLaine has also written a number of memoirs and spiritual guides. She is presently living in Malibu, California.
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General Fields

  • : 9781501136412
  • : Simon Schuster
  • : Atria Books
  • : February 2016
  • : 212mm X 139mm X 20mm
  • : United States
  • : March 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 791.43028092
  • : Hardback
  • : 224
  • : Shirley MacLaine