From internationally bestselling author, beloved actress, and “one-of-a-kind wit” (Vanity Fair) Shirley MacLaine comes a brilliant, fun-loving, and inspiring story of unconditional love.
Shirley MacLaine found perfect love—in the furry bundle of irresistible canine charms that was Terry. With her winning terrier ways and an endless wellspring of absolute love, Terry succeeded in doing what no one before her ever had: slowing Shirley’s nomadic lifestyle and leading her home.
Some of Shirley’s greatest pleasures included being with Terry on her New Mexico ranch or on a New York street, romping on the beach together, or sharing a long plane ride to a new location for making a film. With Terry by her side, Shirley was able to see the world in new ways she never thought possible.
In this utterly charming book, told in both Shirley and Terry’s voices, Shirley explores how her beloved Terry provided a window for exploring the true nature of love and how to truly and fully live in the moment. Updated with a brand new ending, the book relates in deeply moving language Terry’s last days, and the joy Shirley felt when her bond with Terry proved unbreakable and Terry contacts her from the other side.
A unique, witty, and ultimately wise memoir by one of the truly remarkable women of our time, Out on a Leash is the perfect gift for dog lovers and spiritual seekers everywhere.