SAGE-ING WHILE AGE-ING by Shirley MacLaine

Due to be published at the end of this month is Sage-ing While Age-ing by Shirley MacLaine in paperback at 11.20 euros.

Star of stage and screen and author of volumes of autobiography and explorations of the spiritual, Shirley MacLaine invites readers to join her in a powerful, provocative journey of her life. Over the years, Shirley has firmly established herself as a feisty, iconoclastic thinker and seeker of truth. Now, as she confronts the realities and rewards of growing older, she reflects on the greater understanding of her own place in the universe that her experiences have brought to her.

Sparked by the experience of moving into a new house, she is inspired to look back across the remarkable professional and personal milestones she has experienced so far. Surrounded by books, pictures and the artifacts of a life well lived, Shirley dwells upon the profound power of synchronicity at work around her, discovering the invisible threads that stitch together the seemingly random events of her days, adding meaning to the mundane.

Having grown older, she is increasingly concerned with the potential pitfalls of modern medicine. She shares personal insights into nutrition, acupuncture, homeopathy, and alternative medicine. Not quite in the ‘Sarah Miles urine-drinking vein’, most of her advice for anyone looking to expand his or her understanding of health and well-being seems practical and unfussy.

Moving beyond the physical, Shirley explores what has always interested her most – those things that are unseen. What is consciousness? What is the purpose of our lives? Are we alone in the universe? And perhaps the greatest mystery of all, what happens to us after death?

Filled with her trademark wry wit and candour, this is a fascinating and inspiring book that will captivate Shirley’s legions of fans and fellow travellers.