She is frank, disarming and extremely thoughtful about the contradictions in her life, and what is even more fascinating, a slow unravelling of her own persona and where it comes from that made her make good and bad decisions. . The book is about her remarkable journey from being an immigrant in the US to how she became World’s No.1 Female Tennis player. The documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) chronicled her… . I certainly haven’t done that (with the one, not three) with my ex husband. So it's all good. A life lived without passion is no life at all. She addresses all of these issues with candor and sounds genuinely regretful about some of these behaviors, esp the breast implants she got in the 90's (she acknowledges she got them due to low self-esteem). I have followed Jane Fonda for years. The courage to be outspoken and stand up for the troops with all the hatred she received. My life so far has been very interesting. There's a little something in this book for a lot of different audiences: people interested in acting as a profession, people interested in activism, people interested in Fonda's reflections on the Vietnam war controversy that has dogged her all these years, etc. There's a problem loading this menu right now. . "It's all well and good. Patrick C. James. Fonda's words are a marvel to read, a true balm for the soul. ENG-1020 Dr. O January 19th, 2014 The Journey of My Hockey Life Right now, in my life, I am on the bandwagon of a hockey players dream.I have been playing this godly sport for over 15 years, and at this moment, I am currently playing hockey for the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks, who have encouraged me to attend Cuyahoga Community College better known as Tri-C, to take core classes. 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. . 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. 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. 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. 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. I don't care how self- absorbed she is. First she was at the forefront of protesting the Vietnam War. I love celebrity autobiographies.. they are an addiction with me. This journal gives you prompts for recording your life's experiences, relationships and hard-won wisdom. About the Author Jane Fonda is an Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress and highly successful producer. 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. 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. How has health or sickness affected your life? Fonda is currently in production for the seventh and final season of Grace & Frankie, which will be Netflix’s longest running original series. Of course watching her political movies during the 70's and 80's - China Syndrome, 9-5 and a few others. 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. A talk with her father shortly before he died did bring that closure. This book would have been better with even more material removed. This is the bildungsroman of a controversial champion, a portrait of the athlete as an uncommonly driven young woman . Than I watched and participated in her healthy movement. Unstoppable: My Life So Far - the autobiography of the ultimate Fighter. Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2019. if you like maria you will enjoy this book. by Random House Trade Paperbacks. A lot of the spiritual New Age vibe annoyed me (I’m sure many will say that proves my need for spirituality). This certainly fills in all the gaps and then some, well written and incredibly interesting. 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. She is a complex and complicated female (that could be redundant) and one who has just fascinated me. Than I watched and participated in her healthy movement. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 4, 2018. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Before I even looked at a single page of Jane Fonda’s autobiography, My Life So Far, someone in my family was upset with both me and the fact that I would deign to waste my time reading “that traitor’s book.” I attempted to explain the reasons behind why I thought I should, but was immediately shut down. recently and was impressed by the friendly atmosphere she manages to create - I am usually bored by the exercises online, but to keep them up with her is a pleasure. Enjoy! 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. 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. This book is among the best I have read recently. Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2019. Now it was as though I were being led to them.”, “I think most of us have many personas inside us at the outset, but over time we lean to the one that is dominant and the others atrophy for lack of use. Have you overcome any significant physical … Unable to add item to List. This book made me feel so many things. 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. I believe Maria could have gone on to win many more slams, but unfortunately once she had shoulder problem it took its toll on her career. I don't care whether this is well written or not. 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. I saw her (and had a photo taken!) A very interesting book. Describe Your Life And We'll Title Your Autobiography. I have always had a soft spot for her because my mom had a bunch of her workout VHS tapes that I used to do in high school and college. My life is like a roller coaster. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. 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. It’s apt that Sharapova recruited non-fiction master Rich Cohen as her collaborator here. There have been only a few dull moments during my 29 years on this planet. I admire her emotional strength and thank a very close friend for insisting I read about Maria’s journey. I have given this a 5 because it's a riveting account of a life with a lot of honesty and it is well written. Fonda also premiered Jane Fonda in Five Acts, a documentary for HBO chronicling her life and activism, at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. You have a mom, I don't", Sharapova replies. There has been plenty of ups and downs. Sharapova’s outstanding work ethic and and belief in her abilities is an inspiration for so many people. She married a white man who so related to the native Americans he wore his hair in braids and a beaded headband. My Autobiography Essay. Jane Fonda writes about her personal life with such honesty, warmth, and openness that I couldn't give this book less than four stars. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. 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. Jane Fonda's autobiography covers her childhood, career, marriage, and activism. We’d love your help. She also was a staunch anti Vietnam war protester and more recently a pretty woke feminist. In middle school, I was constantly bullied for about a year. . About My Life So Far. 122. by Patrick C. James. a refreshing look at the tennis superstar’s rags-to-riches story." ―Kirkus Reviews. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. I remember clearly doing her video tapes while my son Matthew. The book really does cover most of her life. Her rivalry with all tennis players and how the single-mindedness have run through. This is a gripping read really and Joan Fonda has really lived. I have always loved Jane Fonda. Wow! It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. It gives everyone a chance to get to know meMy Life So Far By Preston Shaffer My name is Preston Shaffer and I was born at Brookville Hospital on April 8, 1994. Something went wrong. I thought her story was much more inspiring compared to the Williams sisters because the Williams sisters were Americans and I am sure they had a lot of help along the way whereas Maria and her father being Russian were always given a difficult time. . I don't care whether this is well written or not. Her position in the US is somewhat different to her global standing, there are still crowds who consider he. Through her hard work she has genuinely made the world a better place. I started to follow her workouts (for seniors!) Jane is now 72. Recently watching her series with Lily Tomlin on Netflix - Grace and Frankie. I remember clearly doing her video tapes while my son Matthew was a little one. I loved her honesty. I was never particularly fond of Jane Fonda (the book got to me by chance), but I must say I was pleasantly surprised when I read it! It was certainly refreshing to read of a tennis players good relationship with a 'pushy' tennis parent. During that time I watched nineteen of her films and actually bought her workout DVDs from Amazon. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Someone point blank asked which candidate she supported in the primary and she wisely refused to state, making it clear that the goal has to be to defeat trump. I read this book for a reading challenge. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Discover Jane Fonda, in her own words—and now experience the story of her life in the HBO documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts. I have followed Jane Fonda for years. 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. 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. 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. 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. Life is What You Make It by Nif Hicken. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published I found myself intrigued and grateful to learn some of the history and complexities of Vietnam and her involvement in protesting. I read it as an audiobook read by Jane Fonda herself; I am convinced that this is the best way to experience an autobiography: read by its author. 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. A good book for … There have been 3 significant events in my life that has influenced to who I am today. Jane Fonda was always an icon. All while having an eating disorder and starting a fitness craze (Not really connected). From the very first page I admit to tears flowing regularly, so much so that I slowed down my reading to treasure every single page. Being the first to start exercise programs for woman's with her gyms for woman giving aerobic classes and then her highly successful video tapes. Mom is left at home because she cannot get a visa. I had twice ordered this Unstoppable cd set, and each set I received had a defective Disc 5; so part of the audio was inaccessible. Full of thrilling, insightful episodes from her beginnings in Siberia, from career-defining games, and from her recent fight to get back on the court, Unstoppable is an inspiring tale of persistence, pulsing with fearlessness and candor. 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. Gothic romance, dueling family restaurants, West African magic, and much, much more! Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. She's my new imaginary best friend/mentor/godmother. Sure to satisfy longtime fans of women’s tennis." “In psychologist Marion Woodman’s Leaving My Father’s House I read: “When humans suffer they are vulnerable. And still, I read reviews about anything new, her estranged absence from theater and film....but I did know about her education and some of that. . This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, No Import Fees Deposit & $6.48 Shipping to Slovakia. A story of fight and determination. Isn't she married to that CNN guy?" Watching from afar her jet setting life while married to Ted Turner. I was stunned, impressed by the authenticity and honesty of this book and her ability to talk about her own mistakes with sincerity and without judgment. So I got interested and picked up this book. . I have always had a soft spot for her because my mom had a bunch of her workout VHS tapes that I used to do in high school and college. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 8, 2018, Dark, stark and funny account of her life, tennis and her crushes/love. 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