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My Life So Far is a powerful account of an extraordinary woman. Oscar winner, controversial political activist, groundbreaking fitness guru, wife, mother, lover, philanthropist; just some of the roles Jane Fonda is known for. In this candid book, written by Fonda herself, there are messages for women of all ages as she holds a mirror up to her own life but lets us see ours reflected there.

Now in her 60s, Jane Fonda looks back over a life in which she won Oscars for her roles in Klute and Coming Home and produced blockbuster hits Nine to Five and On Golden Pond. And with unflinching honesty she addresses the tragedy of her mother's suicide; her turbulent relationship with her father, Henry Fonda, her lovers and husbands, her passions and political views.

©2005 Jane Fonda (P)2005 Random House Audiobooks

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"Remarkably frank autobiography." ( Sunday Telegraph)

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Lovely Authentic Biography

Ms Fonda's book really resonated in parts and made me question in others. An interesting read, stripping away the celebrity and getting an in-depth view into a mature insight into the world we think we live in, as well as the world we actually inhabit; in all facets - physical, emotional, psychological.

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Amazing, empowering book

I have always loved Jane Fonda, my first experience was watching my mum do her exercise video when I was little! This book is fantastic, real truth in it and what she went through with the political movement is empowering, amazing woman! Also if your reading my review watch her in grace and frankie, funny as hell!

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A very honest book

I grew up as a child hearing about Jane in the 60's.
To hear about her life was very uplifting & I understand her alot more now.

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Honest, unflinching and inspiring!

This is Jane as who she was and who she became, in her own voice and openly discussing her errors of judgement, her relationships and her growth. Enjoyed every word.

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Suprising, honest and fascinating.

The Jane Fonda I expected to find, based on who I see in the media, is not the woman uncovered in this story. The contrast is both fascinating and truly delightful. This is a beautifully raw story of self discovery, and one we arguably all can learn from.

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What a life! Very honest and humble life story .

Really related to so many things. Very honest and humble life story. Great listen !

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Great!

I do love this woman, I fell in love when doing her exercise videos in the 90s, so my opinion is swayed by that for which I make no apology. Real time tale about going around the houses to find your happy, only to find you had it inside you all along. A celebrity version of the Alchemist, thanks for sharing Ms F!

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Superb

Thought provoking and life affirming like a good conversation with honest friends in your home

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I really loved it

One of the best booked I've listened to so far and exactly what I needed to listen to at the moment.

If the only spectacular thing Jane had done in her life be to write this book, I feel she would have already had a profound impact on the world.

I love the way the story of her life is told. You can almost hear the thoughts she must have been thinking and feel what she felt during periods of her life.

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A remarkable person

It’s hard for me to articulate what a pleasure it’s been to be inside the perspective of a person brimming with so much talent and empathy. The world feels like a dark place right now and hearing such honest no-frills accounts of things that are so painful is difficult but also incredibly uplifting. It’s always beneficial for the human spirit to spend time around so much courage in the face of adversity. It was beautiful. 10/10 would recommend.

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An amazing lady and story

I loved this book, not only did it change the way I think about her but a number of topics she touches on in the book , she read it well and you just hear the talent in her voice. I think that the way she tells the story is heartfelt and honest and she really did this for her benefit as much as for ours to hear it. An amazing story from an amazing legend of screen and life!