Received Defective Disc 5; twice; but wonderful story; and fun-to-hear Maria on audiobook, Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2020. How has health or sickness affected your life? She is a complex and complicated female (that could be redundant) and one who has just fascinated me. Isn't she married to that CNN guy?" I enjoyed reading Jane Fonda's new memoir titled My Life So Far. . And there are not many alive now who would be able to have encountered that force of nature contained in one body and write about it. . First she was at the forefront of protesting the Vietnam War. This is an autobiography about my life so far. . I’ve always been a fan of Maria but never realized the extent of how much her father took a huge risk in leaving Russia and going to America with very little money. My Life Story - So Far. How lucky I am/was to grow up admiring this pioneer. last fall and she certainly wants people to vote blue in November. At times a motivating read. 122. by Patrick C. James. I don't care how self- absorbed she is. Her career has spanned over 50 years, accumulating a body of film work that includes over 45 films and crucial work on behalf of political causes such as women’s rights, Native Americans, and the environment. Sure to satisfy longtime fans of women’s tennis." Of course my favourite part of her career (as a Netflix star) comes after she wrote the book but there was still so much to cover. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Jane was painfully uncertain of herself, which impacted all three of her marriages. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Perfect Art of Imperfection, My Life So Far … There have been only a few dull moments during my 29 years on this planet. Sharapova should not just be remembered for 'drugs ban', she was so much more than that and it would be a crying shame if that was all that was remembered of her legacy. My Path From Climate Despair To Action,” details her personal journey with the movement and provides solutions for communities to combat the climate crisis, will be released on September 8 via Penguin Press. This is a beautifully written memoir that deserves recognition for Maria’s passionate portrayal of her life and her challenges along the way. Start by marking “Unstoppable: My Life So Far” as Want to Read: ... but this autobiography has taught me so much more about this talented and fiercely competitive tennis player. Well, she is not married but I think I read she is living at least part time in Hollywood now and has a boyfriend there Richard Perry. 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. So it's all good. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It seems this elite group is able to block out all other pleasures in life in order to achieve their goals, playing through injuries, pain, putting their bodies through incredible stress. I wanted to write my life in such a way that in reading about my journey, the reader would continually put the book down and reflect on their own life and relationships. I have followed Jane Fonda for years. I certainly haven’t done that (with the one, not three) with my ex husband. It's incredibly entertaining and always compelling. $30.00 add to cart. Fonda divides her "life so far" into three "acts," writing about her childhood, first films, and marriage to Roger Vadim in Act One. Dancing My Way Through Sanpete by Lois Johnson and I Could Have Danced All Night by Barbara Christensen each incorporated their authors' love of dance. I like autobiographies, it is not easy to find really well-written ones. Actually, I would rate this book as a 6. Her approach sucks you in immediately as you cannot help but be in awe of this woman's life and the good the bad and the ugly that comes with it. Even though Kelsey wasn't born in New Jersey, he spent his early years not far from my hometown in Colonia section of Woodbridge, New Jersey with his mother, Sally, his beloved grandparents, and his beloved sister, Karen. I'm too young to care about what she did in Vietnam and many of us had 'interesting' political convictions when we were young. 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 canlearn from her experiences. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son and his older sister. Jane Fonda is a two-time Academy Award-winning actress (Best Actress in 1971 for Klute and in 1978 for Coming Home), author, activist, and fitness guru. . There's a problem loading this menu right now. I’m curious to see if she’s written an updated biography. She is a seven-time Golden Globe® winn. I enjoyed it, but admit I was ready for it to be over before it was (Fonda isn't humorless but she can come across as overly serious/earnest, and excessively self-analytical (at least in her writing), which can get wearisome/ponderous over 500+ pages). One of the highlights of the book is Jane talking about her work on ON GOLDEN POND and in particular, her relationship with Katherine Hepburn whose voice she renders wonderfully well on the audiobook. A life lived without passion is no life at all. She's essentially teaching life lessons and they're quite substantive. . Let's Get It On! The way she talks about her husbands without blaming them nor demonizing them. Well, put all that "projection" aside, and read her autobiography. I love Jane Fonda. I was sometimes shocked or disgusted, sometimes angry or sad, but above all I felt even more inspired by this strong woman than I was before. An insightful look back over the three stages of her life, beginning with her childhood, a mother remote by virtue of her depression which led to her suicide when Jane was 10, and a father she adored, but was seldom allowed into his world emotionally. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. This is a gripping read really and Joan Fonda has really lived. Klute, overall one of her best performances and On Golden Pond the best. Despite all the platitudes about reaching across the aisle when it came to other Americans’ political beliefs to find common ground and build the relationship from there, that seemed to only apply to the present landscape when it came to our fair lady Jane. April 4th 2006 It sure looks like 2021 is shaping up to be a year of... To see what your friends thought of this book, What I thought about Jane Fonda prior to reading this memoir: "She's been in some movies I've enjoyed. Through her hard work she has genuinely made the world a better place. Highly recommend to everyone, very entertaining and eyeopening. One of the highlights of the book is Jane talking about her work on ON GOLDEN POND and in particular, her relationship with Katherine Hepburn whose voice she renders wonderfully well on the audiobook. The documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) chronicled her… She married a white man who so related to the native Americans he wore his hair in braids and a beaded headband. Jane Fonda was always an icon. I’d be curious to see how it has changed in tone, if any. Than I watched and participated in her healthy movement. The book really does cover most of her life. An impressive immigration tale, an inspiring coming-of-age narrative, and a host of useful advice on navigating celebrity culture. This is a story about people pursuing an impossible goal, amazingly achieving it. In a personal letter to readers on the Amazon site, she says, "I decided to write it because I felt that if I c, Maybe you didn't have an opinion about Jane Fonda. A boy sees one of the letters and criticizes her for the emotional letters. I didn't know much about Jane Fonda other than most obvious facts: her acting career, her activism, three husbands. Welcome back. ―Kirkus Reviews. Great anecdotes but I think this is more than just a bio; its a bit of a self help book. My life so far has been very interesting. . A must read for its lessons, not just on sport, but on living life to its fullest. Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2017. I found myself intrigued and grateful to learn some of the history and complexities of Vietnam and her involvement in protesting. About My Life So Far. . She married a white man who so related to the native Americans he wore his hair in braids and a beaded headband. It's up to you to make it good and happy." It’s Cohen’s polish that elevates Unstoppable." She finished this book when only a few years older than I am right now. First she was at the forefront of protesting the Vietnam War. Especially for female readers like me, role-model-wise, it is very interesting and revealing to see that a "perfec. 4.8 (515 Reviews) $30.00. We’d love your help. She often comes off as preachy and fairly out of touch when discussing political issues related to her activism, but no one can claim that she wasn't committed and passionate about fighting injustice, regardless of her place of privilege. Fedegraphica: A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer: Updated edition, Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science), String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis: A Library of America Special Publication, A Champion's Mind: Lessons from a Life in Tennis, Getting a Grip: On My Body, My Mind, My Self, Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis--Lessons from a Master. In the process of writing this book I discovered there were clear, broad, even universal themes that ran through my life, a coherent arc to my journey that, if I could be truthful in the telling, might provide a road map for other women as they face the challenges of relationships, self-image, and forgiveness. Listened to this one on audio, narrated by Ms. Jane herself, which I would recommend. . I remember clearly doing her video tapes while my son Matthew. It was interesting to read, in her own words, about how she came to America and became the player, and person, she is today. I had always been a fan of Sharapova's Tennis (grunting aside) but really didn't know much of her backstory. They are so much fun and probably the only exercise I have ever really enjoyed, so anyone who dogs her for doing those tapes doesn. Jane is now 72. I haven't followed much of her career yet was recommended to read this book. All the big matches are relived in a speedy, engaging way, and her prose exudes confidence as she describes her ability to dominate her peers on the tour and how she came to be considered one of the greatest female players of the game. She's my new imaginary best friend/mentor/godmother. Fonda also premiered Jane Fonda in Five Acts, a documentary for HBO chronicling her life and activism, at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. I had to ponder the rating. Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2019. if you like maria you will enjoy this book. A good read. I have always loved Jane Fonda. They ring the bell, though no one is expecting them and they don’t speak English. Please try again. The way she talks about her husbands without blaming them nor demonizing them. All while having an eating disorder and starting a fitness craze (Not really connected). It says a lot for her though, that she exited each one apparently on good terms with the guy, or developed them as time went on. Please try your request again later. Take this … Reading for research for a podcast project, and I already admire Jane and think her acting is massively under-rated, but for a autobiography this really is up there. This list may not reflect recent changes (). ***** Jane Fonda's "My Life So Far" is an atypical celebrity memoir. The movie was pretty much sold as a long sought reunion of Henry Fonda with his daughter before he died, which happened about 5 months later. She has led a highly interesting life, one filled with all kinds of right-on activism, and she can boast of an overall very good filmography, which includes notable titles such as They Shoot Horses Don't They?, Klute (for which she won her first Academy Award), Julia, The China Syndrome, & Coming Home (for which she won her second Academy Award). In the end of the book she is single and living in Atlanta which is not quite up to date. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. I’m curious to see if she’s written an updated biography. Third, the story is about an individual and a family who have sacrificed so much to achieve a goal. In My Life So Far Fonda addresses such controversies as the notorious "Hanoi Jane" incident in Vietnam and her history of seeming to take on the causes or personas of the men she married (European filmmaker Roger Vadim, politician Tom Haydyn, and business magnate/philanthropist Ted Turner). Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2020. Many did, and they were often critical: of her anti-war activism, of her Barbarella image, of her choice in marital partners, and the failure of those marriages, of her cosmetic surgery, or of her apparently "cashing in" on the fitness craze (and making us all look bad. Also, the end gets a little Jesus-y but not a huge deal. This book made me feel so many things. I love Jane Fonda. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Pages in category "Music autobiographies" The following 134 pages are in this category, out of 134 total. An autobiography is a literary recollection of a person’s life, starting from when he was born until the time of his/her death. I started to follow her workouts (for seniors!) This book taught me a lot not only about Jane, her family and the Hollywood of that time but also about some historical events like the Vietnam War. How apt to be reviewing this in Wimbledon fortnight. I think she's an excellent teacher for someone who is seeking how to have a meaningful life as well as how to discern the meaning in one's own life. Her voice echoes clearly and guides the reader almost to the point of visuals,as the chapters unfold in your mind's eye like one of her films. I loved the. Her position in the US is somewhat different to her global standing, there are still crowds who consider her a traitor, millions who worked out every day to her. I can't help thinking Maria would one day love to be friends with Serena after their careers are over. Than I watched and participated in her healthy movement. I listened to the audio version of this book, which Fonda reads. I imagine she must be absolutely horrified by trump. I would recommend this book to anyone who is at a stage of trying to figure out what should come next. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. As she starts the third act of her imm. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. It didn't disappoint me. Make your own mind, whether she is a diva or a person whose culture has moulded, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 5, 2018. Jane Fonda: 'My Life So Far' Day to Day book critic David Kipen reviews My Life So Far, the autobiography of actress, workout queen and political lightning rod Jane Fonda. So a biography is an account of someone's life written by someone else. There have been bad choices in men, there was such speculation about the horrible relationship with Henry (and much gossiped about especially during the filming ON GOLDEN POND), and then her infamous Hanoi Jane period. To coming to America as a young child with her father - starting with just a few hundred dollars in his pocket. . I really loved the book because of all the different layers and insight. Unstoppable: My Life So Far - the autobiography of the ultimate Fighter. There has been plenty of ups and downs. A lot of the spiritual New Age vibe annoyed me (I’m sure many will say that proves my need for spirituality). I’ve never known so that whole relationship seems bewildering to me. Well written, amazing life story of a remarkable person. The last part sounds almost like a self-help book. . One wonders if, later in life, their bodies will rebell. . This item is backordered. As soon as I finished this book, I went straight out and bought the DVD of On Golden Pond which I had watched at least three times already and wept over the scene with her and her fictional and real life father, Henry Fonda. lt is not the usual badly written, superficial account of a celebrity's life (although I like these, too ...), but a rather frank autobiography which leaves you with the feeling that it has been written with great care and deep psychological insights. I have followed Jane Fonda for years. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. We've all seen those massively thick books on someone influential in our history that an author has written about. Past storylines were apparently set in stone? All while having an eating disorder and starting a fitness craze (Not really connected). This book taught me a lot not only about Jane, her family and the Hollywood of that ti. ( God’s way of remaining anonymous ) to manifest thick books on smartphone. 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