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My life so far

by Fonda, Jane, 1937-

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Fonda divides her "life so far" into three "acts," writing about her childhood, first films, and marriage to Roger Vadim in Act One. These early years are marked by profound sadness: her mother's mental illness and suicide when Jane is twelve years old, her father's emotional distance, and her perso... Full description

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Summary: Fonda divides her "life so far" into three "acts," writing about her childhood, first films, and marriage to Roger Vadim in Act One. These early years are 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. By her second act, she 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. In her 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.
Physical Description: xiii, 599 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes filmography (p. [581]) and index.
ISBN: 0375507108
Author Notes: Jane Fonda was born in New York City on December 21, 1937. She is an award-winning actress and has appeared in numerous movies including Cat Ballou, Barefoot in the Park, Barbarella, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Fun with Dick and Jane, Julia, The Electric Horseman, Nine to Five, The Morning After, Monster in Law, and Georgia Rule. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1971 for Klute and in 1978 for Coming Home. She also produced and starred in over 20 exercise videos released between 1982 and 1995. She has written several books including Jane Fonda's Workout Book, My Life So Far, and Prime Time. In 2014 her title Being a Teen: Everything Teen Girls and Boys Should Know about Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity and More made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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