Pages in category "Music autobiographies" The following 134 pages are in this category, out of 134 total. . This list may not reflect recent changes (). But this book has made that almost impossible. lt is not the usual badly written, superficial account of a celebrity's life (although I like these, too ...), but a rather frank autobiography which leaves you with the feeling that it has been written with great care and deep psychological insights. Chapter titles include: The Early Years Growing Up My Interests Looking Forward to My Future Students can write and illustrate the stories of their life (so far) in this cute publishing packet. Sure to satisfy longtime fans of women’s tennis." I mostly knew her from ”Grace and Frankie” (Netflix), a series I love, but she is so much more. Refresh and try again. My life so far has been very interesting. Jane says accepting her father’s Oscar and bringing it to him was the most wonderful day of her life. 122. by Patrick C. James. 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. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. She is painfully honest,both with herself and the reader- and for that one cannot help but admire her further. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 9, 2018, Brilliant autobiography, so well written and engrossing I finished the book in one day. 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. What a woman! It was certainly refreshing to read of a tennis players good relationship with a 'pushy' tennis parent. It's incredibly entertaining and always compelling. Jane Fonda's autobiography covers her childhood, career, marriage, and activism. I have followed Jane Fonda for years. It’s also a Horatio Alger–worthy tale of rags to riches, with a slightly nihilistic Russian twist. . 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. An amazing woman, who took up causes from the Viet Nam War to environmental to the education of young. Something went wrong. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. In this gripping autobiography, the five-time Grand Slam winner recounts the story of her phenomenal rise to success, narrated with the same no-holds-barred, fiercely provocative attitude that characterizes her tennis game. This is a story about people pursuing an impossible goal, amazingly achieving it. Her run-in with authority is honestly dealt with. 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. I like autobiographies, it is not easy to find really well-written ones. Directed by Hugh Hudson. 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 don't care how self- absorbed she is. I was born in [birth city] at [hospital in city]. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. 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. My Autobiography Essay. Maybe a bit too detailed in some parts, but on the whole, a very interesting insight into issues most women can sympathize with and understand from their own experience. I can't help thinking Maria would one day love to be friends with Serena after their careers are over. That prompted me to rate my Unstoppable audio cd purchase 3 stars. 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. I like autobiographies, it is not easy to find really well-written ones. Gothic romance, dueling family restaurants, West African magic, and much, much more! Jane Fonda is a role model for every activist ever. I have followed Jane Fonda for years. And still, I read reviews about anything new, her estranged absence from theater and film....but I did know about her education and some. This is a beautifully written memoir that deserves recognition for Maria’s passionate portrayal of her life and her challenges along the way. Anyway, the book starts off slow (as many memoirs do) but picks up once she gets involved in the movie biz and just keeps getting better from there. 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! Her position in the US is somewhat different to her global standing, there are still crowds who consider her a traitor, millions who worked out every day to her. Sometimes the autobiography does not have to end in death, especially if the person is alive. by Syd Robinson. Her rivalry with all tennis players and how the single-mindedness have run through. ―Simon Hattenstone, The Guardian"Fiercely honest . After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. . A lot of the spiritual New Age vibe annoyed me (I’m sure many will say that proves my need for spirituality). This book would have been better with even more material removed. BuzzFeed Quiz Party! Sharapova demonstrates consistent dedication and impressive wisdom for her age." A good book for … The courage to be outspoken and stand up for the troops with all the hatred she received. 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. Three marriages, each unique, and providing her with growth and strength as she moved on into the final stage of enriched enlightenment and peace. . 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. I love Jane Fonda. "It's all well and good. In it, Ms. Fonda focused on her… read more We've all seen those massively thick books on someone influential in our history that an author has written about. I found myself intrigued and grateful to learn some of the history and complexities of Vietnam and her involvement in protesting. Ugh. What the movie brought her, I think, was acceptance that, as she had to meet and interact with Hepburn on her terms, she had to do much the same with her father. The journey through hardships to glory is laid bare and is inspiring. Please try again. What I think about Jane Fonda after reading this memoir: "OMG, I love Jane Fonda SO MUCH! Love her or hate her, she's never dull. Great read! I don't care how self- absorbed she is. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. 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. Jane Fonda was always an icon. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2020. 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. Start by marking “My Life So Far” as Want to Read: Error rating book. #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. Her position in the US is somewhat different to her global standing, there are still crowds who consider he. At birth, I weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 inches in length. There have been 3 significant events in my life that has influenced to who I am today. Jane celebrated her 80th birthday by raising $1 million for each of her nonprofits, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential and The Women’s Media Center. There's a problem loading this menu right now. $30.00 add to cart. How has health or sickness affected your life? In My Life So Far Fonda addresses such controversies as the notorious "Hanoi Jane" incident in Vietnam and her history of seeming to take on the causes or personas of the men she married (European filmmaker Roger Vadim, politician Tom Haydyn, and business magnate/philanthropist Ted Turner). 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. ***** Jane Fonda's "My Life So Far" is an atypical celebrity memoir. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Watching from afar her jet setting life while married to Ted Turner. How lucky I am/was to grow up admiring this pioneer. I don't care whether this is well written or not. I enjoyed it, but admit I was ready for it to be over before it was (Fonda isn't humorless but she can come across as overly serious/earnest, and excessively self-analytical (at least in her writing), which can get wearisome/ponderous over 500+ pages). I’m curious to see if she’s written an updated biography. I haven't followed much of her career yet was recommended to read this book. This one, I found honest and frank, but not gossipy and also discreet, where it could get nasty. Welcome back. ―Geoffrey Gray, Bookforum"An inspiring memoir . ―Hamptons"The surprisingly compelling Unstoppable is at its best when recounting Sharapova’s fraught early life . 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. A talk with her father shortly before he died did bring that closure. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Her autobiography is also a great insight into a mind of actress, bulimic, wife, step-mom and first and foremost, a woman who is not going to shut up. I enjoyed reading Jane Fonda's new memoir titled My Life So Far. Have you overcome any significant physical … I felt lighter, as if a space had been cleared around me allowing coincidences (God’s way of remaining anonymous) to manifest. All while having an eating disorder and starting a fitness craze (Not really connected). This is the bildungsroman of a controversial champion, a portrait of the athlete as an uncommonly driven young woman . It is very hard to put down as she describes her life in detail. . She is a Forrest Gump-like figure, a living representation of the changing American zeitgeist throughout the second half of the 20th century. 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 read. So it's all good. How does the threesome happy (happyish) with of Roger Vadim become the twenty house-proud housewife of Ted Turner. But, that is what makes life interesting. In a personal letter to readers on the Amazon site, she says, "I decided to write it because I felt that if I could be brave enough and go deep enough, that my story would be helpful to other people. Reading for research for a podcast project, and I already admire Jane and think her acting is massively under-rated, but for a autobiography this really is up there. Currently, Jane is leading the charge on Fire Drill Fridays, a national movement to protest government inaction on climate change. 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 found myself intrigued and grateful to learn some of the history and complexities of Vietnam and her involvement in protesting. She's my new imaginary best friend/mentor/godmother. Some things just happen, Jane is slowly working out why. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Of course watching her political movies during the 70's and 80's - China Syndrome, 9-5 and a few others. April 14, 2005 My Life So Far Jane Fonda, actor and activist, talked about her autobiography My Life So Far, published by Random House. She has led a highly interesting life, one filled with all kinds of right-on activism, and she can boast of an overall very good filmography, which includes notable titles such as They Shoot Horses Don't They?, Klute (for which she won her first Academy Award), Julia, The China Syndrome, & Coming Home (for which she won her second Academy Award). I already admired her, this just validated my feelings even more so. Being in the military I had heard a lot of nasty things said about Jane Fonda because of her activity during Vietnam. Through her hard work she has genuinely made the world a better place. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. I was fascinated by the chapter “On Golden Pond” which is the only one of her movies that I. I do think Jane Fonda is an amazing person. There have been only a few dull moments during my 29 years on this planet. She is painfully honest,both with herself and the reader- and for that one cannot help but admire her further. Sharapova’s outstanding work ethic and and belief in her abilities is an inspiration for so many people. The way she talks about her husbands without blaming them nor demonizing them. This book made me feel so many things. I think she's an excellent teacher for someone who is seeking how to have a meaningful life as well as how to discern the meaning in one's own life. . I had always been a fan of Sharapova's Tennis (grunting aside) but really didn't know much of her backstory. As I said when I wrote my own story: when you write a memoir, there’s nowhere to hide. Recently watching her series with Lily Tomlin on Netflix - Grace and Frankie. I have always loved Jane Fonda. . First she was at the forefront of protesting the Vietnam War. I love Jane Fonda. Well, she is not married but I think I read she is living at least part time in Hollywood now and has a boyfriend there Richard Perry. In a day where distraction is everywhere and prevalent, it's good to see where she draws her attention and concentration when it came time to compete. This is not in the book but I got the book by seeing Jane interviewed on Oprah. 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. Amazingly, they are right.Young Maria Sharapova went on to win Wimbledon at just seventeen years old, in an astonishing upset against the reigning champion Serena Williams―the match that kicked off their legendary rivalry and placed Sharapova on the international stage. Please try your request again later. . So I got interested and picked up this book. 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. Past storylines were apparently set in stone? There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. She has led a highly interesting life, one filled with all kinds of right-on activism, and she can boast of an overall very good filmography, which includes notable titles such as They Shoot Horses Don't They?, Klute (for which she won her first Academy Award), Julia, The China Syndrome, & Coming Home (for which she won her second Academy Award). Her approach sucks you in immediately as you cannot help but be in awe of this woman's life and the good the bad and the ugly that comes with it. This just proves for people that sometimes dreams come true I guess and you have to go with your (her father's) intuition. 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. Sarah Crichton Books; 1st Edition (September 12, 2017). Her life is actually worth hearing about. She is a complex and complicated female (that could be redundant) and one who has just fascinated me. Los Angeles Times. 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. Than I watched and participated in her healthy movement. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In general, I am impressed by her bravery and ongoing commitment to self-improvement and self-awareness. 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. No matter how she puts it she is clearly in awe of Serena and looks up to her subconsciously but she clearly doesn't realise that. Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2018. She is a complex and complicated female (that could be redundant) and one who has just fascinated me. Robert Norman, Actor: My Life So Far. Even though Kelsey wasn't born in New Jersey, he spent his early years not far from my hometown in Colonia section of Woodbridge, New Jersey with his mother, Sally, his beloved grandparents, and his beloved sister, Karen. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Jane Fonda is a two-time Academy Award-winning actress (Best Actress in 1971 for Klute and in 1978 for Coming Home), author, activist, and fitness guru. Than I watched and participated in her healthy movement. At the end, she was bubbling with the need to erase and replace the patriarchy (her word) with a newer more egalitarian world. I would recommend this book to anyone who is at a stage of trying to figure out what should come next. 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