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    JANE FONDA was born in New York City in 1937. She attended the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York, and Vassar College. Fonda later studied with renowned acting coach Lee Strasberg and became a member of the Actors Studio in New York. Her subsequent work on stage and screen earned numerous honors, including two Best Actress Academy Awards–Klute(1971) and Coming Home (1978)–and an Emmy Award for her performance in The Dollmaker. Fonda was also a successful producer, whose credits includeThe China Syndrome, Nine to Five, On Golden Pond, and The Morning After.

    Fonda revolutionized the fitness industry with the release of Jane Fonda’s Workout in 1982, which remains the top-grossing home video of all time. She then produced twenty-three home exercise videos, thirteen audio recordings, and five bestselling books. She now focuses her time on activism and philanthropy, in such areas as adolescent reproductive health, pregnancy prevention, school reform through arts, and building resiliency in girls and boys by addressing destructive gender stereotypes. In 1995 she founded the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (G-CAPP), which she chairs. In 2002, she opened the Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health at Emory University's School of Medicine. She lives in Atlanta.


    From the Hardcover edition.
    “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. What I did not anticipate was how my journey would also resonate with men.”

    America knows Jane Fonda as actress and activist, feminist and wife, workout guru and role model. In this extraordinary memoir, Fonda shows that she is much more. From her youth among Hollywood’s elite to her film career and her activism today, Fonda reveals intimate details and personal truths she hopes “can provide a lens through which others can see their lives and how they can live them a little differently.” Surprising, candid, and wonderfully written, My Life So Far is filled with insights into the personal struggles of a woman living a remarkable life.

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    ISBN 9780812975765
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
    Format Paperback
    Pages 599
    Publisher Date 2006-04-04 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Random House Inc
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 1.75 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Fonda, Jane
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    Country of Origin United States

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      In this book, Jane Fonda shares amazing stories and moving insights from her remarkable life. In many ways it is the story of privledged woman who has had great opportunities. But more importantly, it's a story about a real, flawed human being who seems to care deeply about coming to terms with her past and finding meaning. I have rarely been so moved by a book and it's a tribute to Fonda that she tells her story so honestly and so poignantly. This is woman who is looking for "wholeness" for herself and others.

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