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The Third Act,
This review is from: Prime Time: Love, health, sex, fitness, friendship, spirit--making the most of all of your life (Hardcover)
I was fortunate to receive an autographed copy of Jane Fonda's' Primetime' book a
week ago and started to read it immediately. I am a fan and follow her blogs and thus
was offered her book. This is her fourth book, and follows "Coming Of Age' where she
explored her life until the age of 60. Now she enters her seventh decade, and found she
is the happiest she has ever been. Jane Fonda researched many articles and subjects for
this book, and she has brought us the best advice she has found. More than advice this
book looks at how Jane and her friends have lived their lives, and what she has discovered
that helps to make her the healthiest and happiest. She brings us the best of Jane and the
best of our third act, what she calls 'Primetime'.
One of the biggest obstacles that most people face in moving ahead is that they really don't
know how to go forward. The best method is to look at the past and analyze what has occurred.
Find out where you have been, and then try to arrange a plan for the future- a life review.
Jane Fonda suggests using a stairway and steps as a metaphor. It sounds complex, but once you
read about the steps, it seems so plausible. Jane Fonda is very explicit in her discussions of
sex and sexuality in our later years. She discusses quite openly how to promote the best sex life
you can have, and the steps to take to get there. Jane shares her life. She lets us know where
she has been and where she is now,and where she hopes to be in 5 or 10 years. She is in a constant
state of learning, taking on new challenges one after another.
There is much discussion of nutrition and exercise, all that we know and some I was not aware of.
Friends, the importance of friendship in our lives, people and animals. Working or volunteering in
our communities, it gives a sense of purpose and accomplishment. Finances and what social
security really is and how to apply for it. Meditation and taking time for ourselves. Becoming whole
and how to prepare for the best time in our lives is the main message, interspersed with many stories
so wonderfully told. There is so much to this book, that I would recommend it to everyone over fifty-
oh, yes, men as well as women. There is a great deal that most men will want to know, even if the chapters
on sex are what gains most of their attention. This is a book that encompasses much of what we may want
to know and learn as we enter our 'best years'. Changing our perspective from yuck, growing older, to
whoopee, growing into our best years!
The greatest potential for growth and self-realization occurs exists in the second half of life. Carl Jung
Highly highly recommended. prisrob 08-09-11
My Life So Far (with Bonus Content)
Jane Fonda: Prime Time - Fit & Strong
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Initial post: Sep 25, 2011 5:48:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 25, 2011 5:49:24 PM PDT
Jewels Lilly says:
Great book.. Jane has always been an inspiration.. When wrong admitted it.. I believe she was right.. love her life review..
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 25, 2011 5:54:20 PM PDT
yes, I agree with you. This is a book everyone should read and Geriatricians should make available to their patients.
Posted on Jun 2, 2012 2:07:00 PM PDT
Christelle Lindewall says:
I just started reading the book, but decided to do a look-see of the Amazon comments from people who have completed it. I gotta say, your review was spot-on, and I'm looking forward to finishing it! Unfortunately, I'm reading a kindle edition (downloaded from my library - so I guess I'm missing a lot of *extras*) but I am getting a lot of useful food-for-thought for my III act, which is right around the corner. Thanks for your exceptional review!
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 2:09:26 PM PDT
Thank you so much for your thoughtful post.
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