Above the Line: My Wild Oats Adventure

Above the Line: My Wild Oats Adventure


A humorous, fierce, innovative memoir chronicling New York instances bestselling writer and Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine’s outstanding studies filming Wild Oats in the Canary Islands and the extreme stories her time there introduced forth of a prior lifestyles at the misplaced continent of Atlantis.

Her agent advised her to not get at the airplane. The male leads weren’t even forged. The financing was once shaky at top. The script have been re-written numerous occasions. And but whatever approximately Wild Oats lured Shirley MacLaine to the film’s position shoot within the far away Canary Islands—and directly to the guts of 1 of the main exciting and paradigm-shifting adventures of her life.

The making of the movie reads like a screwball comedy, because the solid and team face unpredictable day-by-day stumbling blocks with ingenuity, grit, and private sacrifice. but the chaos leads Shirley to a revelatory new figuring out of the death of 1 of history’s such a lot elusive but perpetually exciting areas. students have lengthy theorized that Spain’s Canary Islands are the remnants of the amazing misplaced continent of Atlantis. because the motion picture set descends into pandemonium, Shirley unearths interesting corollaries among the island’s cataclysmic destiny and our personal risky trajectory. will we study the teachings the voters of Atlantis didn't comprehend?

The resolution is borne out of recovered thoughts from Shirley’s earlier lifestyles on Atlantis and during a chain of meditations that show the need of unfettered mind's eye while trying to find daring new truths, rendering this evocative memoir crucial analyzing for an individual looking a broader knowing of what it capacity to be human—both the place we got here from and the place we're going.

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