Liz Smith: 'Sweet Charity' for Shirley MacLaine? Not So Much in Her Daughter's Heartbreaking Memoir Lucky Me
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"I HAD to be cool with everything."
That was the eternal mindset of Sachi Parker, the only child of actress Shirley MacLaine and Shirley's distant, mysterious husband, Steve Parker.
Sachi has written an extraordinarily touching and disturbing book about her helter-skelter life with mother and dad. It is titled, Lucky Me: My Life With -- and Without -- My Mom, Shirley MacLaine.
The book has just been "officially" published, but it has already garnered plenty of attention and reviews on Amazon and the Barnes & Noble websites. Including from Shirley MacLaine herself, who bitterly denounces Lucky Me as fiction. She says she is "heartbroken." We will have to take her word on that. If you happen to read Lucky Me, you'll find very few instances of MacLaine heartbroken about anything, and certainly not about her daughter, who she appeared to view -- from Sachi's vantage point -- with suspicion and perhaps envy. ("Sachi is a pathological liar," MacLaine tells one of
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