We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
What If... Audiobook

What If...: A Lifetime of Questions, Speculations, Reasonable Guesses, and a Few Things I Know for Sure

Regular Price:$17.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Beloved actress and bestselling author Shirley MacLaine contemplates a wealth of subjects from the mundane to the esoteric in this all-new collection of musings that begin with two simple words: What if...

What if hope is the most dangerous emotion?

What if a frog had wings? (Answer: He wouldn’t bump his ass so much.)

What if our political leaders actually led?

What if Downton Abbey was full of Americans?

What if, for some reason, I couldn't be creative and work?

These are just a few of the “what ifs” that Shirley MacLaine considers in her new book written in the style of her beloved and laugh-out-loud memoir I’m Over All That. In What If..., she speculates on a wide range of matters both spiritual and secular, humorous and profound, earthbound and high-flying, personal and universal. This is Shirley MacLaine at her most funny, acerbic, imaginative, and irresistible.

©2013 Shirley MacLaine (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (73 )
5 star
 (38)
4 star
 (18)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (4)
Overall
4.1 (65 )
5 star
 (34)
4 star
 (18)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (5)
Story
4.4 (65 )
5 star
 (44)
4 star
 (12)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Louise B 07-30-15
    Louise B 07-30-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very relatable!"

    Fun, interesting, and relatable. I want to say "Me too!" constantly!
    She's not "out there". She's "In there".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael Jaco United States 12-21-13
    Michael Jaco United States 12-21-13

    The Intuitive Warrior Author

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    45
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "What If..: I really enjoy this Book?"
    What did you love best about What If...?

    Shirley is an excellent actress and it comes through in her audible books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Shirley tells her own life story in a fascinating and intriguing way.


    Have you listened to any of Shirley MacLaine’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to three of Shirley's earlier works and this one was my favorite.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoy Shirley's candid insight into the behind the scenes look at the Hollywood elite.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kim 06-09-16
    Kim 06-09-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fascinating!"

    I didn't know much about Ms. MacLaine but saw her on Oprahs Super Soul Sunday and became intrigued. Many of her ideas are really far out there but I truly enjoyed the idea of being curious and her methods of asking the question, What if? One thought flowed to the next, weaving in and out. I wish I could sit with her and chat over coffee...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    L. Doak Delaware 03-21-16
    L. Doak Delaware 03-21-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "What if Shirley is correct about everything?!"

    I hope so, with confident expectation and trust. Terrific, easy, comforting, wise, and entertaining. Most of all though provoking. loved it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    believe 02-15-16
    believe 02-15-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    32
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Feast for thought..."

    Shirley has a talent for asking the questions that we all have at different times of our lives. Deep thinking and provocative questions provide opportunities to see things from several perspectives. Excellent read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    A Reader from Atlanta GA 12-05-13
    A Reader from Atlanta GA 12-05-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Better speculative books out there!"

    These inquiries work better in live discussion than in written form. Nothing revelationary here and the brief, diarist discourses the author raised were raised by better authors found in new age classics (Sitchin, "Slave Species of God," Tolle, "What the Bleep," among others). And do I hear Shirley's voice sounding more cynical and irritating than ever?. I didn't like this audiobook.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.