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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409003625
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 624
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My Life So Far




An honest, intelligent reckoning of a life by one of the 20th century's most high profile, yet private, personalities.

'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.'So says Jane Fonda in the preface to MY LIFE SO FAR, a powerful account of an extraordinary woman. Oscar winner, controversial political activist, groundbreaking fitness guru, wife, mother, lover, philanthropist - just some of the roles Fonda is known for. Born into Hollywood aristocracy in 1937, her childhood was marked with unhappiness and tragedy. Her relationship with her father Henry Fonda was never loving even though she followed his profession, studying acting as a teenager with Lee Strasberg in New York, then living in Paris. Her subsequent roles earned her numerous nominations and awards, including 2 Oscars for Klute and Coming Home. As a film producer her credits include Nine to Five and On Golden Pond, but in the 1980s she revolutionised the fitness industry with a series of workout videos. Her political priotests against the Vietnam war caused much controversy in the States, and she continues to be an active advocate on environmental issues, human rights and the empowerment of women and girls. The flowering of her feminism in the second half of life proves that Jane Fonda, perhaps more than any other, is a spokesperson for woman of her times. In this candid book, written by Fonda herself, there are messages for women of all ages as she holds a mirror up to her own life but lets us see ours reflected there. Now in her 60s, Fonda looks back over her life but also looks forward to the future. With unflinching honesty she addresses, amongst other things, her tragic relationship with her mother; her tortured one with her 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. Jane Fonda is a utterly unique woman and this is a once in a lifetime read.

  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409003625
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 624
Categories:

About the author

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda is an Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress and highly successful producer. She revolutionised the fitness industry with the Jane Fonda Workout in 1982 and has sold more than 17 million copies of her fitness-focused books, videos and recordings. She is an active advocate on environmental issues, human rights and the empowerment of women, and is the founder of both the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and the Jane Fonda Center at Emory University. She is the author of the bestselling My Life So Far.

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Praise for My Life So Far

Such candidness...you're left with something less frequently inspired by a Hollywood star autobiography - respect

The Times

This book redefines autobiography. It's not just an autobiography, it's a journey

Lord Puttnam

She didn't just live through changing times, she embodied them

The Guardian

Endearingly earnest, honestly intelligent

Culture, The Sunday Times

This book has an almost uncomfortable sincerity. It refuses to be afraid of the truth...intense, intelligent, supremely committed. Always worthy of our time and attention

Daily Telegraph

Panache and honesty...A moving portrait of an extraordinary life, from vulnerable childhood to wise womanhood

Sunday Express

Glows with a passion for life, love and an obsessive commitment to progressive causes...a book not to be missed

Tribune

There's something for everyone

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