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by Jane Fonda

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Author:
Jane Fonda
ISBN13:
978-0091906139
ISBN:
009190613X
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Publisher:
Ebury; New Ed edition (March 1, 2006)
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Arts & Literature
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1947 kb
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, Discover Jane Fonda, in her own words-and now experience the story of her life in the HBO documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, Discover Jane Fonda, in her own words-and now experience the story of her life in the HBO documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts. To hold this book in your hands is to be astonished by how much living can be packed into sixty-plus years. Los Angeles Times America knows Jane Fonda as actress and activist.

Fonda divides her "life so far" into three acts. Jane takes us along on her evolving path while her life played out publicly. The rest of us don’t have to deal with that. In Act One, she writes about her childhood, first films, and marriage to Roger Vadim. At once a picture emerges: a child born to the acting legend Henry Fonda and the glamourous society princess Frances Seymour. Bu those early years are also marked by profound sadness. In act Two, Fonda lays the foundation for her activism. Some people don’t like her because of lapses in judgment which she readily admits.

On the other hand, whenever she discusses politics, history or even the movie business she's strangely out of touch and preachy at the same time.

Fonda divides her life so far into three acts, writing about her childhood, first films, and marriage to Roger Vadim in Act One. At once a picture emerges: a child born to the acting legend Henry Fonda and the glamorous society princess Frances Seymour. But these early years are also marked by profound sadness: her mother’s mental illness and suicide when Jane is twelve years old, her father’s emotional distance, and her personal struggle to find her way in the world as a young woman. By her second act, Fonda lays the foundation for her activism, even as her career takes flight.

America knows Jane Fonda as actress and activist, feminist and wife, workout guru and role model

America knows Jane Fonda as actress and activist, feminist and wife, workout guru and role model. In this extraordinary memoir, Fonda shows that she is much more. From her youth among Hollywood’s elite to her film career and her activism today, Fonda reveals intimate details and personal truths she hopes can provide a lens through which others can see their lives and how they can live them a little differently. Surprising, candid, and wonderfully written, My Life So Far is filled with insights into the personal struggles of a woman living a remarkable life.

Fonda divides her life so far into three acts, writing about her childhood . To hold this book in your hands is to be astonished by how much living ca. . Surprising, candid, and wonderfully written, Jane Fonda’s My Life So Far is filled with universal insights into the personal struggles of women living full and engaged lives Belongs alongside the memoirs of Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug, Marilyn French and Katharine Graham.

Fonda divides her life so far into three acts, writing about her childhood, first films . Surprising, candid, and wonderfully written, Jane Fonda’s My Life So Far is filled with universal insights into the personal struggles of women living full and engaged lives.

There are always regrets in life, among them things we've done that we wish we could take back and erase. I have significant ones that will haunt me forever and which I hope I have been brave enough to confront in this book' Jane Fonda in the preface to My Life So Far. Now in her 60s, Fonda looks back over her life but also forward to the future. With unflinching honesty she addresses, amongst other things, her tragic and tortured relationships with her mother and father; her lovers and husbands, from Roger Vadim to Ted Turner; her passions and political views. The result is rare in its readability and sheer page-turning force. This is a powerful account of an extraordinary woman.
  • I’ve actually read this book twice, once when it first came out and now again. And again, I’m struck by Jane’s candor. Her childhood was traumatic. She constantly strived for her father’s approval but he only seemed able to access his emotions on screen. Her mother committed suicide and Jane suffered guilt feeling she’d allowed her father’s detachment to affect her relationship with her mother. She never felt good enough and wanting to be perfect, she became secretly bulimic for decades. Due to her complicated relationship with her father, she chose to marry men who were also emotionally unavailable and was easily manipulated in her desire to please. Many women can relate to this as we tend to think of others and nurture them before ourselves, which is the core of the maternal instinct. Her narrative reflects many women’s in her conflict between her own needs and other’s and her path to feminism.

    I loved the stories about Jane’s career and movies and how the fitness videos came into being and took off. Jane takes us along on her evolving path while her life played out publicly. The rest of us don’t have to deal with that. Some people don’t like her because of lapses in judgment which she readily admits. How many of us have always made the perfect decisions? I believe her intentions have always been sincere and admire her activism with veterans and young women. She’s always striving to learn about herself and the world and her heart is in the right place. I admire her honesty in admitting her weaknesses, mistakes and pain. It takes courage.

  • I thoroughly enjoyed reading this biography. For some reason I have always identified with Jane maybe because she's only three years older than I am and I enjoy her dry wit. Plus I think Barefoot the Park is the funniest movie I've ever seen. I completely relate to her description in the book of how women stifle themselves to please men, and her insights on numerous subjects she covers in the book. It's an informative, well-written, truthful story of Jane Fonda's extraordinary life. I highly recommend anyone who enjoys biographies to read this . You won't be disappointed, you'll be sorry it ended so soon.

  • I too grew up with the Jane Fonda Workout Videos. My mom and I would do the workout together. As I grew older I would hear snip-its of Jane's personal life reported about in the media. When I recently learned of her new Netflix show Grace and Frankie, I resubscribed to Netflix just so I could watch. I felt she could be a role model for me as I grow older. Then I discovered she wrote this book, and I've been riveted ever since downloading it to my kindle. I LOVE this book. It's exactly what I needed in my life right now. Jane's willingness to share her life experiences is touching, heart warming and inspirational. I highly recommend it.

  • i truly liked the beginning and the end. She gets kinda' bogged down in the middle with all her "Daddy Issues" but I guess it was a very large part of her development and why she was always trying to please him. So, while the knowing of the psyche was interesting, the going on and on, page after page got very redundant. Her Editor should have been more thorough in "their" job. All in all an interesting read and like how during her 20's and 30's she put it ALL out there and didn't try to frost over it and make excuses. She stood right up and admitted she was promiscuous for a period in her life and that also lead back to several early stage issues. She's a ballsy woman for sure, while still retaining her femininity. And all that Vietnam debacle was literally a media blow-up that kept perpetuating itself. And come on folks, haven't we all done something stupid in our youth?
    This is a solid, introspective and entertaining read.

  • This is one of the best autobiographies I have ever read!! It was one of those books I bought back when it first came out, set aside on a shelf, and just discovered over this past Christmas holiday. So sorry I waited so long to read it. Beautifully written, this book was a pure delight from beginning to end. I was actually sad to finish it - wanted more!

    Jane Fonda has lived an extraordinary life. And Ms. Fonda shared everything - both the good and the bad - with us in this excellent read. Don't be scared by its almost 600 pages! It is a captivating book and a real page-turner!

    Cannot recommend it enough! You will love it - and will not be able to put it down!

  • This is an amazing book, literate, sensitive, honest beyond belief, altogether a pleasure to read. What a difficult childhood she had, and her adult relationships with men were not so great either, as she candidly tells you. Her mother cut her throat when Jane was 12, but she had to find it out from a movie magazine! Her father, Henry, was cold, yet she forgives him. This is a book of self-discovery and growth. The longer she lives, the more she gives to the world -- and that is the achievement she most strives for. God bless her.

  • Very open about her life, mistakes and success stories. I am of an age that remembers Ms. Fonda going to Vietnam and the tickets it caused in the USA.
    I was very glad that she gave the background of the trip including why she did it.

    We could certainly use her passion at this time.

    Very good read.

  • First, I just want to say how much I love it when the author reads their own work. We hear it as they meant it to be heard. Love that. Secondly, this audiobook did not disappoint. Jane writes with such honesty and sincerity. I feel like I understand her better now, overcoming my barely informed opinion of her anti-Vietnam war efforts and how she became known as Traitor Jane. Wanting to understand what she was thinking during that time prompted me to listen to the audiobook. She explains that period in her life very well and I can see now how her efforts were very supportive of our troops and that incident was an unfortunate moment of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. After listening to her whole life story, my opinion is one of respect and admiration. She makes no excuses and owns her experiences and I love that about her. An excellent read/listen if you, like I, are open to hearing het side of the story.