I often get asked what books helped me to awaken. This is the first one that helped open my eyes. I resisted reading it for a long time because I heard Shirley MacLaine say on a talk show, “I am God.” To me, that was blasphemous. However, I now understand and embrace that understanding. I plan to reread it, I’ll likely understand a lot more now!
It was also made into a 2 part miniseries in 1987.
Here are links to watch them free on YouTube. Enjoy the old tv commercials for a good laugh!
Part One: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prc7ZU9GMYM](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prc7ZU9GMYM)
“Her most controversial book is one you will never forget. An outspoken thinker, a celebrated actress, a truly independent woman, Shirley MacLaine goes beyond her previous two bestsellers to take us on an intimate yet powerful journey into her personal life and inner self.
An intense, clandestine love affair with a prominent politician sparks Shirley MacLaine’s quest of self-discovery.
From Stockholm to Hawaii to the mountain vastness of Peru, from disbelief to radiant affirmation, she at last discovers the roots of her very existence. . . and the infinite possibilities of life.
Shirley MacLaine opens her heart to explore the meaning of a great and enduring passion with her lover Gerry; the mystery of her soul’s connection with her best friend David; the tantalizing secrets behind a great actor’s inspiration with the late Peter Sellers.
And through it all, Shirley MacLaine’s courage and candor opens new doors, new insights, new revelations-and a luminous new world she invites us all to share.”