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 include The
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.
Fonda's (My Life So Far) latest book on aging is a pleasant departure from the usual celebrity publications. She candidly talks about turning 70 and offers readers a step-by-step guide to create a "life review" to help plan for the road ahead. Her advice for successfully aging in "Act III" of life doesn't differ from the usual stuff seen on TV shows and in magazines: get enough sleep, don't abuse alcohol, exercise regularly, etc. Her most insightful contribution is to challenge women to break stereotypes of aging, to contribute to society financially, and to share the kinds of experiences that only seniors can give. It's an upbeat, informative book that any female boomer would enjoy reading. [See Prepub Alert, 3/7/11.] (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"Reassuring . . . upbeat . . . "Prime Time" is part
autobiographical confessional, part life advice, the two
intertwined, so that reading the book is often like talking to a
friend."--"Los Angeles Times"
"A how-to book about being happy and self-aware [that] cites research and interviews with upbeat, lively, sexually active older people to extract some all-purpose lessons about endurance."--"The New York Times"
"Warm, informative, and incredibly life affirming."--"Woman's Day"
"Read this, age gracefully."--"InStyle"
"From the Trade Paperback edition."
"From the Trade Paperback edition.""