My Life So Far

Written by:
Jane Fonda
Narrated by:
Jane Fonda

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2005
21 hours 34 minutes
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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Jan Y.

This is a wonderful book for women of all ages. Jane Fonda is a tour de force. So bold, open and frank. Her life lessons have a lot of lessons for all women. I really enjoyed this book. Couldn't stop listening and she reads it so well.

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Sheila G.

I loved Janes candidness, honesty and willingness to share herself on so many levels

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Becca Eller

Good read! I got this book because I love Jane Fonda's movies. It did not even cross my mind that I knew she had been politically active. I really enjoyed this book and a shed interesting light on an actress and should a part of her personality I had not understood before.

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I really enjoyed listening to this book !! She's led a very interesting life and gives alot of really interesting insights into her recent journeys and what she's learned. I found it a bit preachy at points, but it flowed with the book since she really believes in her causes and their importance. Definitely recommend.

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Janine Kearns

FABULOUS! I am so glad I listened to Jane speak to me while I was alone in my car. It made the encounter so intimate and real. Thank you Jane for putting your thoughts, dreams, lessons learned in this audiobook. All the best to you in your third act!

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Mary Ann

I loved this book and I admire Jane Fonda for being so honest and insightful about a life lived. Whether you agree with her political activism or not, at least she was active and fought for what she believed. She was able to use her name and star status in ways that she felt would benefit others. Her childhood and the need for perfection was so honestly discussed that one could have empathy in how she handled things as an adult. She opened the doors to her soul and allowed us to get a glimpse of who she is. I did learn from this book that I should do the same. Thank you, Jane, for putting it all out there.....

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Nancy Murphy

Interesting parts on her early life as a child of Hollywood with really NO family Life.

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If you want to learn more about Jane Fonda and her life, it is ALL revealed in this very open and honest story of weakness and strength. It was interesting to hear about her thoughts, feelings and insights relating to some very controversial situations and public relationships. It truly makes this icon a real person who has had many victories as well as failures, just like the rest of us.

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Debra Blakley


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