My Lucky Stars: A Hollywood Memoir [NOOK Book]

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An Academy Award-winning actress and the internationally bestselling author of Out on a Limb delivers her touching, warm, and headline-making memoir. In My Lucky Stars Shirley MacLaine talks candidly and personally about her four decades in Hollywood, especially about the men and women--her "lucky stars"--who touched and challenged her life.


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Overview

An Academy Award-winning actress and the internationally bestselling author of Out on a Limb delivers her touching, warm, and headline-making memoir. In My Lucky Stars Shirley MacLaine talks candidly and personally about her four decades in Hollywood, especially about the men and women--her "lucky stars"--who touched and challenged her life.


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Shirley MacLaine's seven bestselling books have all touched on the film business, but she has never dealt with it head-on--until now. In My Lucky Stars, this phenomenally successful author, a movie star for a remarkable 40 years, shares her favorite memories and shrewd observations of the Hollywood she knows as few others do. 50 photos. Excerpted in Vanity Fair.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Maclaine's first book to be devoted exclusively to her insights into Hollywood includes reminisces about stars such as Nicholson and Sinatra. (Nov.)
Library Journal
No UFOs or clairvoyants here; just MacLaine on her long Hollywood career.
Ilene Cooper
MacLaine has taken her readers along on outward and inward journeys over the years, but this time she takes them back in time to look at her career and the celebrities she has met along the way. These luminaries, the "lucky stars" of the title, are the women and men (mostly men) who influenced her both professionally and emotionally, though with MacLaine, the two categories tend to overlap. Some of the personal revelations that come to light here--the accounts of her affairs with Danny Kaye and Robert Mitchum and her probing portrait of Frank Sinatra--have already received much attention in the press, but there's more to this book than gossip. MacLaine does a credible job of weaving her biography with her New Age philosophy, and some of the synergistic events in her life make for compelling reading. Equally interesting is her take on Hollywood, both old and new, and her version of the struggles of the artistic life. The only time MacLaine gets off the track a bit is when she tries her hand at psychoanalysis. All in all, though, this is a perfectly enjoyable star biography, several cuts above the genre's usual output. Let's hope MacLaine's next life will be as interesting as this one.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307765055
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/4/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 179,983
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine—Oscar, three-time Emmy, and ten time Golden Globe-winning actress—has appeared in more than fifty films, has been nominated for an Academy Award six times, and received the Oscar for Best Actress in 1984 (Terms of Endearment). Additionally, she was honored with the 1999 Golden Bear Award for lifetime achievement at the Berlin International Film Festival and the 1998 Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contribution to the entertainment field.

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

    Love this book

    I am still reading but i am really enjoying it

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    Posted May 7, 2002

    Is She or Isn't She!

    Surprise, I enjoyed this book! Maclaine has definitely been around the block of life, and even if you disagree with her thinking, you might agree that she is a pretty nice person that has lived an interesting life. She is very reality based to be so other world based too. Interesting read about her family and friends.

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