This book came to me by coincidence. If you believe in coincidences. It is a book of adventure but also about the real-life events that happened as Shirley MacLaine was starting her own spiritual quest. For some, this is an older outdated book that might not be worth their time. For many, just starting their spiritual journey, this is a must read. Shirley was amazingly brave when she sent this book out into the world. She risked her career and her relationships, but she needed to share her experience of self realization. I am grateful she did, as her story was the first step of my own spiritual journey.
Out on a Limb
By Shirley MacLaine
Her most controversial book is one you will never forget. An outspoken thinker, a celebrated actress, a truly independent woman, Shirley MacLaine goes beyond her previous two bestsellers to take us on an intimate yet powerful journey into her personal life and inner self. An intense, clandestine love affair with a prominent politician sparks Shirley MacLaine’s quest of self-discovery. From Stockholm to Hawaii to the mountain vastness of Peru, from disbelief to radiant affirmation, she at last discovers the roots of her very existence. . . and the infinite possibilities of life. Shirley MacLaine opens her heart to explore the meaning of a great and enduring passion with her lover Gerry; the mystery of her soul’s connection with her best friend David; the tantalizing secrets behind a great actor’s inspiration with the late Peter Sellers. And through it all, Shirley MacLaine’s courage and candor new doors, new insights, new revelations-and a luminous new world she invites us all to share.