Women and their vision is often questioned including MacLaine's. But she has a cool philosophical take:
I find it fascinating that his [Dalai Lama] believes in the soul's journey
through time (reincarnation) never elicit cynicism or derision,
but that same belief from a Westerner who works in show
business elicits derisive smirks. Maybe it's only a matter of wardrobe (page 177).
Shirley MacLaine's observations are keen and she is not alone when it comes to derision or mockery. She discusses how at different points in Western history Christianity felt incumbent on removing any and all discussion of the soul's journey and replacing it with a one-life-fits-all dogma that has held sway for centuries.
I'm Over All That quietly makes the point that perhaps it is time for Christians and other skeptics to come out of the dark age and meet the new age at least half way. Shirley takes the reader on many armchair journeys, where she meets them more than halfway with spot-on clarity and timeless wisdom. I enjoyed reading her take on all things Shirley.