PRIME TIME by Jane Fonda


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Now in her early 70s, celebrity icon Fonda (My Life So Far, 2006, etc.) is embracing what she refers to as Stage Three of life.

The author assures readers that aging is an enlightening experience when approached with a positive perspective. 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.” Interweaving heartfelt personal anecdotes about her struggles and successes in life, and those of others close to her, with cited research conducted by a variety of specialists, Fonda offers a comprehensive guide to living life to the fullest, particularly beyond middle age. She thoroughly addresses all the essential components that contribute to one’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, such as fitness, nutrition, meditation, romantic love and sex, friendship and financial planning. With a sincere determination to redefine society’s perception of life beyond middle age, Fonda advocates for a group whose contributions to society are often underestimated and undervalued. Although geared toward those 60 years of age and over, the author’s wealth of wisdom can benefit readers of any age who want to proactively prepare for their future.

An inspirational and highly informative guide to living the second half of life with enthusiasm and buoyancy.


Pub Date: Aug. 9th, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6697-1
Page count: 448pp
Publisher: Random House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2011


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