By Shirley MacLaine
A humorous, fierce, inventive memoir chronicling New York instances bestselling writer and Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine’s amazing reviews filming Wild Oats in the Canary Islands and the intense thoughts her time there introduced forth of a previous existence at the misplaced continent of Atlantis.
Her agent informed her to not get at the airplane. The male leads weren’t even forged. The financing used to be shaky at top. The script were re-written numerous occasions. And but anything approximately Wild Oats lured Shirley MacLaine to the film’s situation shoot within the distant Canary Islands—and immediately to the heart of 1 of the main exciting and paradigm-shifting adventures of her life.
The making of the movie reads like a screwball comedy, because the forged and group face unpredictable day-by-day stumbling blocks with ingenuity, grit, and private sacrifice. but the chaos leads Shirley to a revelatory new figuring out of the dying of 1 of history’s so much elusive but ceaselessly fascinating locations. students have lengthy theorized that Spain’s Canary Islands are the remnants of the amazing misplaced continent of Atlantis. because the motion picture set descends into pandemonium, Shirley unearths attention-grabbing corollaries among the island’s cataclysmic destiny and our personal risky trajectory. will we study the teachings the voters of Atlantis didn't comprehend?
The solution is borne out of recovered thoughts from Shirley’s previous lifestyles on Atlantis and during a sequence of meditations that show the need of unfettered mind's eye whilst trying to find daring new truths, rendering this evocative memoir crucial studying for an individual looking a broader figuring out of what it capacity to be human—both the place we got here from and the place we're going.
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Above the Line: My Wild Oats Adventure by Shirley MacLaine