My Lucky Stars: A Hollywood Memoir

My Lucky Stars: A Hollywood Memoir

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by Shirley MacLaine
     
 

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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.See more details below

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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553572339
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
643,803
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.88(h) x 1.12(d)

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