Memoir with additional interview with Ms. Fonda
Featuring: Jane Fonda
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Non-Fiction | Non-Fiction Memoir
She is one of the most recognizable women of our time.
America knows Jane Fonda as an actress and an activist, a
feminist and a wife, a workout guru and a role model. Now,
in this extraordinary memoir, Fonda reveals that she is so
much more. From her youth among Hollywood’s elite and her
early film career to the challenges and triumphs of her
life today, Jane Fonda reveals intimate details and
universal truths that she hopes “can provide a lens through
which others can see their lives and how they can live them
a little differently.”
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. She highlights
her struggle to live consciously and authentically while
remaining in the public eye as she recounts her marriages
to Tom Hayden and Ted Turner, and examines her
controversial and defining involvement with the Vietnam
War. As her film career grows, Fonda learns to incorporate
her roles into a larger vision of what matters most in her
life–and in the process she wins two Academy Awards, for
Klute and for Coming Home.
In Fonda’s third act, she is prepared to do the work of a
lifetime–to begin living consciously in a way that might
inspire others who can learn from her experiences.
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.
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