Shirley MacLaine 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 for Terms of Endearment. She also recently starred in the hit TV show Downton Abbey. A longtime outspoken advocate for civil rights and liberties, she is the author of ten international bestsellers. She lives in Malibu, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
"One-of-a-kind wit." * Vanity Fair * Praise for I'm Over All That "The most revealing book of her career." * Parade * "The legendary MacLaine will leave you laughing out loud while scratching your head with questions." * BeliefNet * Praise for What If... "Fun and thoughtful by turns and told in MacLaine's fiesty, funny voice, this should appeal to fans and doubters alike." * Booklist * "The author's insider's portrait of the moviemaking world sparkles. . . MacLaine is wickedly honest about moviemaking, sincere and enthusiastic in describing her beliefs, and welcoming in the skepticism of others-it's all refreshing and fun." * Kirkus Reviews * "Above the Line: My Wild Oats Adventure is MacLaine's funny new book about the near screwball comedy of errors making the film about a woman (MacLaine) who accidentally receives a life insurance check for $5 million instead of $50,000 and is persuaded by her friend (Lange) to keep the money and go to the Canary Islands...But Above the Line is about a lot more than filmmaking." * Los Angeles Times *