Above the Line by Shirley MacLaine audiobook

Above the Line: My Wild Oats Adventure

By Shirley MacLaine
Read by Shirley MacLaine

Simon & Schuster Audio
5.65 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781508214564

A funny, fierce, imaginative memoir chronicling New York Times bestselling author and Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine’s remarkable experiences filming Wild Oats in the Canary Islands and the extraordinary memories her time there brought forth of a past life on the lost continent of Atlantis. Her agent advised her not to get on the plane. The male leads weren’t even cast. The financing was shaky at best. The script had been rewritten countless times. And yet something about Wild Oats lured Shirley MacLaine to the film’s location shoot in the far-off Canary Islands—and straight to the center of one of the most thrilling and paradigm-shifting adventures of her life. The making of the film reads like a screwball comedy, as the cast and crew face unpredictable daily obstacles with ingenuity, grit, and personal sacrifice. Yet the chaos leads Shirley to a revelatory new understanding of the demise of one of history’s most elusive yet endlessly intriguing places. Scholars have long theorized that Spain’s Canary Islands are the remnants of the mighty lost continent of Atlantis. As the movie set descends into pandemonium, Shirley finds fascinating corollaries between the island’s cataclysmic fate and our own dangerous trajectory. Can we learn the lessons the citizens of Atlantis failed to comprehend? The answer is borne out of recovered memories from Shirley’s past life on Atlantis and through a series of meditations that reveal the necessity of unfettered imagination when looking for bold new truths, rendering this evocative, irreverent, and honest memoir essential reading for anyone seeking a broader understanding of what it means to be human—both where we came from and where we are going.

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Summary

Summary

A funny, fierce, imaginative memoir chronicling New York Times bestselling author and Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine’s remarkable experiences filming Wild Oats in the Canary Islands and the extraordinary memories her time there brought forth of a past life on the lost continent of Atlantis.

Her agent advised her not to get on the plane. The male leads weren’t even cast. The financing was shaky at best. The script had been rewritten countless times. And yet something about Wild Oats lured Shirley MacLaine to the film’s location shoot in the far-off Canary Islands—and straight to the center of one of the most thrilling and paradigm-shifting adventures of her life.

The making of the film reads like a screwball comedy, as the cast and crew face unpredictable daily obstacles with ingenuity, grit, and personal sacrifice. Yet the chaos leads Shirley to a revelatory new understanding of the demise of one of history’s most elusive yet endlessly intriguing places. Scholars have long theorized that Spain’s Canary Islands are the remnants of the mighty lost continent of Atlantis. As the movie set descends into pandemonium, Shirley finds fascinating corollaries between the island’s cataclysmic fate and our own dangerous trajectory. Can we learn the lessons the citizens of Atlantis failed to comprehend?

The answer is borne out of recovered memories from Shirley’s past life on Atlantis and through a series of meditations that reveal the necessity of unfettered imagination when looking for bold new truths, rendering this evocative, irreverent, and honest memoir essential reading for anyone seeking a broader understanding of what it means to be human—both where we came from and where we are going.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"Above the Line: My Wild Oats Adventure is MacLaine’s funny new book about the near screwball comedy of errors making [a] film.” Los Angeles Times
“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
“In this sprightly mix of moviemaking and metaphysical ramblings, MacLaine invites readers to join her as she stars—or tries to star—in the picture Wild Oats, as well as acting out a few past lives in Atlantis.” Booklist
“For fans of MacLaine and behind-the-scenes Hollywood gossip.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Shirley MacLaine

Author Bio: Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine has appeared in more than fifty films, earning an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, and ten Golden Globe Awards throughout her career. Her most recent work includes a recurring role on the hit television show Downton Abbey. A longtime outspoken advocate for civil rights and liberties, she divides her time between Malibu, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 5.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English