Beloved actress and
bestselling author Shirley MacLaine contemplates a host of intriguing topics
from the everyday to the esoteric in this all-new collection of ideas and
observations, each of which begins with two simple, powerful words: What if?
Taking this as her
starting point, Shirley explores a wide range of matters—spiritual and secular,
humorous and profound, earthbound and inter-galactic, personal and universal.
From big questions about family, friendship, politics, war, and religion, her
gaze lifts even higher. A famous trailblazer in making topics such as
reincarnation and past-life therapy mainstream, Shirley now takes the lead in
opening her mind to crucial questions about the existence of life on other
planets, what that means for those of us on Earth, and about the true genetic
ancestry of humankind. Along the way, she reflects on joining the talented cast
of Downton Abbey, receiving the prestigious American Film Institute
Lifetime Achievement Award, and introducing a new puppy into her formerly
From Shirley’s “what if”
questions emerges a striking portrait of a constantly curious woman who thrills
to new ideas and discoveries—all while enjoying one of the most extraordinary
and enduring careers in Hollywood. As Shirley says, “I like to think that I’m
open to exploring anything, always questioning, trying to live free of
preconceptions and blind certainties.”
What if… captures the one and only Shirley MacLaine at
her witty, acerbic, imaginative, and irresistible best. Download and start listening now!