Sage-ing While Age-ingBook - 2007
"I've been a questioner all my life..." So begins bestselling author and award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine,as she invites readers to join her on the most powerful, provocativejourney of her life. Over the years, Shirley has firmly establishedherself as a fearless, iconoclastic thinker and seeker of truth. Now, asshe confronts the realities and rewards of growing older, she reflects onthe greater understanding of her own place in the universe that herexperiences have brought to her. Sparked by the experience of moving into a new house, she is inspired tolook back across the remarkable professional and personal milestones shehas experienced so far. Surrounded by books, pictures, and the artifactsof a life well lived, Shirley is able to recognize the profound power ofsynchronicity at work around her, discovering the invisible threads thatstitch together the seemingly random events of her days, adding meaningeven to the mundane. Having grown older, she is increasingly concerned with the potentialpitfalls of modern medicine. She shares personal insights into nutrition,acupuncture, homeopathy, and alternative medicine. Practical and bracing,here is advice for anyone looking to expand his or her understanding ofhealth and well-being. Moving beyond the physical, Shirley explores what has always interestedher most -- those things that are unseen. What is consciousness? What isthe purpose of our lives? Are we alone in the universe? And perhaps thegreatest mystery of all, what happens to us after death? Filled with her trademark wit and candor, this is a fascinating, inspiringbook that will delight and captivate Shirley's legions of fans and fellowtravelers everywhere.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto, Ont. : Atria Books, 2007.
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
Characteristics: ix, 262 pages ;,23 cm.