Jane Fonda: The Private Life Of A Public Woman
Jane Fonda: The Private Life Of A Public Woman
Jane Fonda: The Private Life Of A Public Woman

Jane Fonda: The Private Life Of A Public Woman

  • Publish Date: 2012-10-16
  • Binding: Paperback
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An irresistible biography of the accomplished, controversial actress whose roles on screen and off helped define a generation. Whether you love Jane Fonda or abhor her, Jane Fonda is a detailed and generous exploration not only of the contradictory world Fonda grew up in but of the many people who shaped her. Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle

Patricia Bosworth has gone beyond the image of an American superwoman to reveal a Jane Fonda more powerful and vulnerable than ever expected. Fonda emerged from a heartbreaking Hollywood family drama to become a 60s onscreen ingnue and then an Oscar-winning actress. At the top of her game she risked all, rising up against the Vietnam War and shocking the world with a trip to Hanoi. While becoming one of Hollywoods most committed feminists, she financed her husband Tom Haydens political career in the 80s with exercise videos that began a fitness craze and brought in millions of dollars. Just as interesting is Fondas next turn, as a Stepford Wife of the Gulfstream set, marrying Ted Turner and seemingly walking away from her ideals and her career. Fondas multilevel story is a blend of the deep insecurity, magnetism, bravery, and determination that has fueled her inspiring and occasionally infuriating public life.

The definitive portrait of a woman conflicted, torn between ferocious ambition, family, and feminist causes. Gail Sheehy, author of Passages

The Private Life does Jane Fonda the service of making us remember why she was relevant in the first place: the movies. Bosworths thorough account of this wild, uniquely twentieth-century Hollywood life makes Jane Fonda the actress even more intriguing. San Francisco Chronicle

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