My Life So Far
- Narrated by: Jane Fonda
- Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-06-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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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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By D on 04-19-05
An Honest Look at One's Life
Some of the extremely negative reviews of "My Life So Far" were very obvious written by people who have NOT read the book. Instead, these "reviewers" are judging the author "Hanoi Jane"
Now for the book: what a read!!! Whoever would have guessed that underneath the immensely talented, strong, sensitive, beautiful, entrepeneurial Jane Fonda existed a depressed and tortured soul. And what fortitude it took to reveal the details of "the other Jane's" real life: gut-wrenching, eye-opening, tragic and hopeful. Most surprisingly, we realizing that the gutsy, joyful, healthy Jane we thought we knew is as legitimate and real as the emotional wreck we never saw.
I'm sure that money was not out of consideration as a motivating factor in writing this autobiography, but there is also an honest, palpable need to reach out to others that leaps off of every page.
The adage "never judge a book by its cover" has never applied more accurately than to Jane Fonda, in more ways than one.
40 of 48 people found this review helpful
By A reader from Philadelphia. on 04-23-05
A compelling listen, even if you're not a fan.
Jane Fonda tells us that she didn't see herself as the daughter of a famous American movie star, but rather as the daughter of a father who was distant and not at all nourishing. There isn't anything Ms. Fonda doesn't reveal. She isn't trying to change our perseption of her, but rather confides to us what it was like growing up, how she learned acting, how her three husbands treated her, why she went to North Vietnam, and about the mistakes she made.
14 of 17 people found this review helpful