Prime Time by Jane Fonda

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BONUS: This eBook includes the full text of the book plus 50 photographs not found in the print version.

In this inspiring and candid book, Jane Fonda, #1 bestselling author, actress, and workout pioneer, gives us a blueprint for living well and for making the most of life, especially the second half of it. Covering sex, love, food, fitness, self-understanding, spiritual and social growth, and your brain. In Prime Time, she offers a vision for successful living and maturing, A to Z.

Highlighting new research and stories from her own life and from the lives of others, Jane Fonda explores how the critical years from 45 and 50, and especially from 60 and beyond, can be times when we truly become the energetic, loving, fulfilled people we were meant to be. Covering the 11 key ingredients for vital living, Fonda invites you to consider with her how to live a more insightful, healthy, and fully integrated life, a life lived more profoundly in touch with ourselves, our bodies, minds, and spirits, and with our talents, friends, and communities.

In her research, Fonda discovered two metaphors, the arch and the staircase, that became for her two visions of life. She shows how to see your life the "staircase" way, as one of continual ascent. She explains how she came to understand the earlier decades of her life by performing a life review, and she shows how you can do a life review too. She reveals how her own life review enabled her to let go of old patterns, to see what means the most to her, and then to cultivate new goals and dreams, to make the most of the mature years. For there has been a "longevity revolution," and the average human life expectancy has jumped by years. Fonda asks, what we are meant to do with this precious gift of time? And she writes about how we can navigate the "fertile voids" that life periodically presents to us. She makes suggestions about exercise (including three key movements for optimal health), diet (how to eat by color), meditation, and how learning new things and creating fresh pathways in your brain can add quality to your life. Fonda writes of positivity, and why many people are happier in the second half of their lives than they have ever been before.

In her #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, My Life So Far, Jane Fonda focused on the first half of her extraordinary life—what she called Acts I and II—with an eye toward preparing for a vibrant Act III. Now we have a thoughtfully articulated memoir and guide for how to make all of your life, and especially Act III, Prime Time.

 

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Jane Fonda is an Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress and highly successful producer. She revolutionized the fitness industry with the Jane Fonda Workout in 1982 and has sold more than seventeen million copies of her fitness-focused books, videos, and recordings. She is involved with several causes and is the founder of both the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and the Jane Fonda Center at Emory University. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller My Life So Far, and she received a Tony nomination in 2009 for her role in 33 Variations. She lives in Los Angeles. From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published August 9, 2011 by Random House. 449 pages
Genres: Self Help, Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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She invites us to visualize life not as an arch, “taking us from childhood to a middle peak of maturity, followed by a decline into infirmity,” but rather as a staircase that symbolizes “our potential for upward progression toward wisdom, spiritual growth, learning, toward…consciousness and soul....

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Patricia Bosworth’s “Jane Fonda” is about a younger woman who had very little idea of who she was, while Ms. Fonda’s “Prime Time” is a how-to book about being happy at 73.

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Many biographies and memoirs touch upon this incident (among them Peter Fonda’s “Don’t Tell Dad,” Brooke Hayward’s “Haywire” and Henry Fonda’s “Fonda: My Life,” and of course Ms.

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Publishers Weekly

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Now in her 70s, acclaimed actress and fitness personality Fonda (My Life So Far) wants to help people realize the potential of their later decades and redefine their elder years as a "third act" rather than a slow decline into infirmity and illness.

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“In society’s terms I may be seen as ‘over the hill,’ but I’ve discovered a new, different, challenging landscape on the other side—a landscape filled with new depths of love, new ways of interacting with friends and strangers, new ways of expressing myself and facing setbacks, and by the way, mo...

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The Academy Award-winning actress covers many aspects of aging.

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Diets in Review

She encourages Baby Boomers to make a habit of doing these workouts to look and feel their best Created by one of the most well-known fitness instructors of the 20th and 21st centuries Specially designed for Baby Boomers Encourages taking care of one...

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Jane Fonda, one of the most admired actresses in Hollywood, has released a new book called Prime Time: Love, health, sex, fitness, friendship, spirit–making the most of all of your life that might just change the way we think about aging.

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