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An A-to-Z guide to living and aging well by #1 bestselling author, actress, and workout pioneer Jane Fonda
 
In this unique, candid, and inspiring book, Jane Fonda explores how midlife and beyond can be the time when we become our most energetic, loving, and fulfilled selves. Highlighting new research and sharing stories from her own life...

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
An A-to-Z guide to living and aging well by #1 bestselling author, actress, and workout pioneer Jane Fonda
 
In this unique, candid, and inspiring book, Jane Fonda explores how midlife and beyond can be the time when we become our most energetic, loving, and fulfilled selves. Highlighting new research and sharing stories from her own life and from the lives of others, she outlines the 11 key ingredients to vitality—from exercise and diet, to forging new pathways in the brain, to loving, staying connected, and giving of oneself. She explains how performing a life review helped her clarify goals and move ahead, and shows how we can do this too. In Prime Time, Jane Fonda offers an empowering vision for how to live your best life, for all of your life.

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Jane Fonda has won two Academy Awards, but perhaps her memorable film appearances occur in her two-dozen exercise videos, including a pair released just last year. Now 73, this human dynamo has inspired millions of viewers to regard their mature years not as a wobbly decline, but a continual ascent. Her Prime Time challenges readers to enhance every aspect of their physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellbeing. Filled with specific information and new research, this book shows how women and men can flourish as they move past mid-life. Making the most of the second half of your life.

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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. In this accessible memoir and guide, she directs readers toward ways to keep their golden years happy through diet and exercise, mental resiliency, friendships, money, sexuality, relationships, and spiritual evolution. Fonda has clearly done her research, providing especially timely advice about suitable forms of exercise and dietary change (complete with diagrams and workout guides). However, advice about financial planning and retirement is scant, and wouldn't be useful to those who are already at retirement age. Readers will empathize with Fonda's laudable mission to change the cultural perception of aging, and enjoy her appealing, straightforward tone. Her older female readers will likely feel that she speaks directly to them. (Aug.)
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“Reassuring . . . upbeat . . . Prime Time is part autobiographical confessional, part life advice, the two intertwined, so that reading the book is often like talking to a friend.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“A how-to book about being happy and self-aware [that] cites research and interviews with upbeat, lively, sexually active older people to extract some all-purpose lessons about endurance.”—The New York Times
 
“Warm, informative, and incredibly life affirming.”—Woman’s Day

“Read this, age gracefully.”—InStyle

Library Journal
Fonda's (My Life So Far) latest book on aging is a pleasant departure from the usual celebrity publications. She candidly talks about turning 70 and offers readers a step-by-step guide to create a "life review" to help plan for the road ahead. Her advice for successfully aging in "Act III" of life doesn't differ from the usual stuff seen on TV shows and in magazines: get enough sleep, don't abuse alcohol, exercise regularly, etc. Her most insightful contribution is to challenge women to break stereotypes of aging, to contribute to society financially, and to share the kinds of experiences that only seniors can give. It's an upbeat, informative book that any female boomer would enjoy reading. [See Prepub Alert, 3/7/11.]
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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781478516071
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/9/2011
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Fonda

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.

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PREFACE
 
The Arch and the Staircase
The past empowers the present, and the groping footsteps leading to this present mark the pathways to the future.
—Mary Catherine Bateson
 
Several years ago, i was coming to the end of my sixties and facing my seventies, the second decade of what I thought of as the Third Act of my life— Act III, which, as I see it, begins at age sixty. I was worried. Being in my sixties was one thing. Given good health, we can fudge our sixties. But seventy—now, that’s serious.
In our grandparents’ time, people in their seventies were considered part of the “old old” . . . on their way out.

However, a revolution has occurred within the last century—
a longevity revolution. Studies show that, on average, thirty- four years have been added to human life expectancy, moving it from an average of forty- six years to eighty! This addition represents an entire second adult lifetime, and whether we choose to confront it or not, it changes everything, including what it means to be human.
 
Adding a Room
 
The social anthropologist (and a friend of mine) Mary Catherine
Bateson has a metaphor for living with this longer life span in view.
She writes in her recent book Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active
Wisdom, “We have not added decades to life expectancy by simply extending old age; instead, we have opened up a new space partway through the life course, a second and different kind of adulthood that precedes old age, and as a result every stage of life is undergoing change.” Bateson uses the identifi able metaphor of what happens when a new room is added to your home. It isn’t just the new room that is different; every other part of the house and how it is used is altered a bit by the addition of this room.

In the house that is our life, things such as planning, marriage,
love, fi nances, parenting, travel, education, physical fi tness, work,
retirement—our very identities, even!—all take on new meaning now that we can expect to be vital into our eighties and nineties
. . . or longer.

But our culture has not come to grips with the ways the longevity revolution has altered our lives. Institutionally, so much of how we do things is the same as it was early in the twentieth century,
with our lives segregated into age- specifi c silos: During the fi rst third we learn, during the second third we produce, and the last third we presumably spend on leisure. Consider, instead, how it would look if we tore down the silos and integrated the activities.
For example, let’s begin to think of learning and working as a lifelong challenge instead of something that ends when you retire.

What if the wonderfully empowering feeling of being productive can be experienced by children early in life, and if they know from fi rst grade that education will be an expected part of their entire lives? What if the second, traditionally productive silo is braided with leisure and education? And seniors, with twenty or more productive years left, can enjoy leisure time while remaining in the workforce in some form and attending to education if for no other reason than to challenge their minds? Envisioned this way, longevity becomes like a symphony with echoes of different times recurring with slight modifi cations, as in music, across the life arc.

Except that we don’t have the sheet music to this new symphony.
We— today’s boomers and seniors— are the pioneer generations,
the ones who need to compose together a template for how to maximize the potential of this amazing gift of time, so as to become whole, fully realized people over the longer life arc.
In attempting to chart a course for myself into my sixties and beyond, I’ve found it helpful to view the symphony of my own life in three acts, or three major developmental stages: Act I, the fi rst three decades; Act II, the middle three decades; and Act III, the fi nal three decades (or however many more years one is granted).
As I searched for ways to understand the new realities of aging,
I discovered the arch and the staircase.
 
The Arch and the Staircase
 
Here you see two diagrams that I have had drawn, because they make visualizable two conceptions of human life that have come to mean a lot to me.

One diagram, the arch, represents a biological concept, taking us from childhood to a middle peak of maturity, followed by a decline into infi rmity.

The other, a staircase, shows our potential for upward progression toward wisdom, spiritual growth, learning— toward, in other words, consciousness and soul.

The vision behind these diagrams was developed by Rudolf Arnheim,
the late professor emeritus of the psychology of art at Harvard
University, and for me they are clear metaphors for ways we can choose to view aging. Our youth- obsessed culture encourages us to focus on the arch—age as physical decline— more than on the stairway— age as potential for continued development and ascent. But it is the stairway that points to late life’s promise, even in the face of physical decline. Perhaps it should be a spiral staircase! Because the wisdom,
balance, refl ection, and compassion that this upward movement represents don’t just come to us in one linear ascension; they circle around us, beckoning us to keep climbing, to keep looking both back and ahead.
 
Rehearsing the Future
 
Throughout my life, whenever I was confronted by something I
feared, I tried to make it my best friend, stare it in the face, and get to know its ins and outs. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “You gain strength, courage, and confi dence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” I have found this to be true.
This is how I discovered that knowledge about what lies ahead can empower me, help me conquer my fears, take the wind out of the sails of my anxiety. Know thine enemy! Remember Rumpelstiltskin,
the evil dwarf in the Grimms’ fairy tale? He was destroyed once the miller’s daughter learned his name and called it out. When we name our fears, bring them out into the open, and examine them in the light, they weaken and wither.

So, one of the ways I have tried to overcome my fears of aging involved rehearsing for it. In fact, I started doing this in Act II. I
believe that this rehearsal for the future (along with doing a life review of the past) is part of why I have been able— so far— to live
Act III with relative equanimity.

Being with my father when he was in his late seventies and in decline due to heart problems was what began to shatter any childhood illusions I’d had of immortality. I was in my mid- forties, and it hit me that with him gone, I would be the oldest one left in the family and, before too long, next at the turnstile. I realized then that it was not so much the idea of death itself that frightened me as it was being faced with regrets, the “what if”s and the “if only”s when there is no time left to do anything about them. I didn’t want to arrive at the end of the Third Act and discover too late all that I had not done.

I began to feel the need to project myself into the future, to visualize who I wanted to be and what regrets I might have that I
would need to address before I got too old. I wanted to understand as much as possible what cards age would deal me; what I could realistically expect of myself physically; how much of aging was negotiable; and what I needed to do to intervene on my own behalf with what appeared to be a downward slope.

The birth of my two children had taught me the importance of knowledge and preparation. The fi rst birth had been a terrifying,
lonely experience; I went through it unprepared and unrehearsed,
swept along passively in a sea of pain. The second birth was quite the opposite. My husband and I worked with a birth educator in the months leading up to my due date, so that I was able to visualize what would happen and know what to do. The physical ordeal was no less grueling, the process no faster, but the experience itself was transformed. With knowledge and rehearsal, I found it easier to ride atop the sequence of events rather than be totally submerged by the pain.

I brought what I’d learned from childbirth to my experience facing late midlife. As I said, I was scared back then— it is hard to let go of children, of the success that came with youth, of old identities when new ones aren’t yet clearly defi ned. I felt I could choose whether to be blindly propelled into later life, in denial with my eyes wide shut, or I could take charge and seek out what I needed to know in order to make informed decisions in the many changing areas of my life. That’s why, in 1984, at age forty- six, before I’d even had my fi rst hot fl ash, I wrote Women Coming of Age, with Mignon
McCarthy, about what women can expect, physically, as they age,
and what parts of aging are negotiable. It was a way to force myself to confront and rehearse the future. I was shocked to discover how little research had been devoted to women’s health. Most medical studies I found had been done on men. I’m happy to say this has started to change.

At forty- six, I began to envision the old woman I wished to be,
and I described her in that book:
I see an old woman walking briskly, out- of- doors, in every season. She’s feisty. She’s not afraid of being alone. Her face is lined and full of life. There’s a ruddy fl ush to her cheeks and a bright curious look in her eye because she’s still learning.
Her husband often walks with her. They laugh a lot. She likes to be with young people and she’s a good listener. Her grandchildren love to tell her stories and to hear hers because she’s got some really good ones that contain sweet, hidden lessons about life. She has a conscious set of values and the knack to make them compelling to her young friends.

This is an example of rehearsing the future . . . good to do at any age!
I’m glad I wrote it down, because it’s fun for me to read my forty- six- year- old vision of my senior self, almost thirty years later, as a reality check to see how well I’m doing. Some days, I actually think
I’m doing pretty well. I’m still feisty, and my solitude (which I cherish)
doesn’t feel like loneliness. Humor has defi nitely come to the fore. I’m no longer married, but I do walk together with my— what to call the man I am with when I’m seventy- two and unmarried?
“Boyfriend” sounds too juvenile, don’t you think? So then, what?
“Lover?” That seems too in- your- face. I think I’ll go with “honey.”
Anyway, my honey and I walk together, we laugh a lot, and we try to swing- dance for fi fteen or twenty minutes every night— when we can. I feel I may have fi nally conquered my diffi culties with intimacy.
(Or maybe I just found a man who isn’t scared of it!)
Gerontologists such as Bernice Neugarten have learned from their studies of the aged that traumatic events— widowhood,
menopause, loss of a job, even imminent death— are not experienced as traumas “if they were anticipated and, in effect, rehearsed as part of the life cycle.”

Betty Friedan, in her book The Fountain of Age, wrote, “The fi nding emerges that the difference between knowing and planning,
and not knowing what to expect (or denial of change because of false expectations) can be the crucial factor between moving on to new growth in the last third of life, or succumbing to stagnation,
pathology, and despair.”

With the help of many friends of all ages, as well as gerontologists,
sexologists, urologists, biologists, psychologists, experts in cognitive research and health care, and a physicist or two, I have written this book. Even though I was already in my own Act III,
doing this has been a form of rehearsal— for myself and for you, the reader. I wanted to be prepared and learn all I could. I wanted to be able to say to myself and to you, “Let’s make the most of the years that take us from midlife to the end, and here’s how!”
I do not want to romanticize the process of aging. Obviously,
there is no guarantee that this will be a time of growth and fruition.
There are negatives to any stage of life, including potentially serious issues of mental and physical health. I cannot address all these things within the scope of this book. As we know, some of how life unfolds is a matter of luck. Some of it—about one- third, actually—
is genetic and beyond our control. The good news is that this means that for a lot of it, maybe two- thirds of the life arc, we can do something about how well we do.

This book is for those of us who, like me, believe that luck is opportunity meeting preparation; that with preparation and knowledge,
with information and refl ection, we can try to raise the odds of being lucky, and of making our last three decades— our Third
Acts— the most peaceful, generous, loving, sensual, transcendent time of all; and that planning for it, especially during one’s middle years, can help make this so.
 
Wholeness
 
Arnheim’s staircase made me realize how important it can be to see life as an interplay between one’s beginning, middle, and end. I
found out that if we understand more deeply what Act I and Act II
are (or were) about, who we are (or were becoming) during those foundational years, what dreams are still to be realized and which regrets addressed, then we can see Act III as a coming to fruition,
rather than simply a period of marking time, or the absence of youth. We can understand it not as the far side of the arch— as the decline after the peak— but as a stage of development in its own terms.
We can experience it as part of the staircase— with its own challenges and joys, pitfalls and rewards, a stage as evolving and as satisfying and different from midlife or youth as adolescence is from childhood.

In 1996, Erik and Joan Erikson wrote, in The Life Cycle Completed,
“Lacking a culturally viable ideal of old age, our civilization does not really harbor a concept of the whole of life.”4 The old ways of thinking about age, the fears of losing our youth and facing our own mortality, have kept us from seeing Act III as a vital, inte-
grated part of our overall story, the potential- fi lled culmination of the fi rst two acts. This old thinking is even more tragic now, in light of the extension of the life span. It can rob us of wholeness, and it can rob society of what we each, in our ripeness, have to offer.
Those of us now entering our Third Acts are, on the whole,
physically stronger and healthier than ever before. There is every likelihood that, if we work at it individually and collectively, we can develop a new “culturally viable ideal of old age” and see our lives as a series of stages that build one upon the other. Our doing so will not be just for us; it will represent a major cultural shift for the world around us and will help younger generations reconceive of their own life spans.

I have been inspired and encouraged by what I have learned while writing this book. I hope reading it will do the same for you.

And so let’s begin.
 

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Table of Contents

Preface The Arch and the Staircase xi

Part 1 Setting the Stage for the Rest of Your Life

Chapter 1 Act III: Becoming Whole 3

Chapter 2 A Life Review: Looking Back to See the Road Ahead 17

Chapter 3 Act I: A Time for Gathering 39

Chapter 4 Act II: A Time of Building and of In-Betweenness 55

Chapter 5 Eleven Ingredients for Successful Aging 73

Part 2 Body, Brain, and Attitude

Chapter 6 The Workout 83

Chapter 7 Now More than Ever, You Are What You Eat 107

Chapter 8 You and Your Brain: Use It or Lose It 128

Chapter 9 Positivity: The Good News Is You're Getting Older! 135

Chapter 10 Actually Doing a Life Review 146

Part 3 Friendship, Love, and Sex

Chapter 11 The Importance of Friendship 157

Chapter 12 Love in the Third Act 174

Chapter 13 The Changing Landscape of Sex When You re Over the Hill 201

Chapter 14 The Lowdown on Getting It Up in the Third Act 225

Chapter 15 Meeting New People When You're Looking for Love 245

Part 4 Pilgrims of the Future

Chapter 16 Generativity: Leaving Footprints 25s

Chapter 17 Ripening the Time: A Challenge for Women 272

Chapter 18 Don't Put Off Preparing for the Inevitable: One of These Days Is Right Now 278

Chapter 19 Let's Hear It for Revolution! 293

Chapter 20 Facing Mortality 309

Part 5 The Spiral of Becoming

Chapter 21 The Work In 317

Chapter 22 Full Tilt to the End 331

Appendix I Summary of Main Areas of Anti-Aging Research 337

Appendix II Prime Time Exercises 343

Appendix III Basic Exercise Prescription 365

Appendix IV Tips for Healthy Eating 367

Appendix V Guide to Mindful Meditation 373

Acknowledgments 381

Notes 385

Permission credits 393

Index 395

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    Jane Fonda writes beautifully.

    She was outspoken about the Viet Nam war and she admits that she went too far. She was correct about the war being wrong for America, wrong for Viet Nam, and wrong for the world. The courageous men and women who served are to be honored, but the revisionsits should not criticize those who told the truth about a tragic mistake in foreign policy that cost more than 55,000 Americans their lives.
    Jane Fonda is a brilliant, thoughtful, skilled writer. Her books are well written and worth the investment of time and a few dollars required to find out they can benefit the reader. If you don't want to support Ms. Fonda, read a library copy. You'll probably buy your own copy afterward.

    27 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    EXCELLENT & 5 STARS

    This is certainly not the platform to be ranting about politcal views; why not write your own book if you have such strong opinions; we will then see how many stars you receive. REVIEW: Again, 5 STARS to a woman & author intrepid enough to follow through LIVING HER LIFE MINDFULLY & sharing what she has learned with those who care to live a long, healthy lifestyle. Well worth it. THANKS JANE!

    26 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    Correct me if I am wrong. America is the land of freedom. I respect every man and woman who fought in Vietnam; however, this space is reserved for book reviews. This book is insightful. It is well written. If your agenda is to prevent someone from stating his/her view regarding the war, find a different forum. I applaud Ms. Fonda for a job well done. Anonymous

    22 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2011

    HIghly recommended.

    Jane Fonda had the guts to speak her mind politically at a time when that was not a popular thing to do. I plan to buy her book and I exercise with her tapes almost daily.
    Go Jane!

    22 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    Excuse me I thought this space was for Book Revies.

    Apparently you Vietnam Vets can't read either. This space is for book reviews. Not your political agenda.

    17 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 12, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Very good read

    Jane Fonda is an amazing writer. I loved this book and recommended it to others.

    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    In Spite of the Controversy-Great Book

    I understand the veterans that get upset to a point, but I believe it is time to let it go. When your young and naive and get caught up in the passion of what you believe in, it is easy to make bad decisions that you later regret. We have all done things that we are ashamed of and may have even brought shame on ourselves or our parents for having done them. I am a proud American and I support our troops no matter what, even when I don't agree with the decisions that my country makes. It is wrong to ask people to boycott B & N, they publish many different kinds of books, many of which I am sure are objectionable to someone. You should read her book, it is worth reading.

    12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2011

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND

    I am only half way through the book but am so inspired to get my health back on track and Jane breaks it all down to where it is easy to really understand about diet and why and why not to take supplements. I am motivated to do more walking and have noticed already that I have more energy and can walk longer at a time. I might mention I am 75 years young and feeling so much better by just moving it off the couch and away from the TV. This is a very well written book and when I am finished it is going to my granddaughter for her to get on track too.

    Thanks Jane

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    The most recent data, in a readable format..GET THIS BOOK!

    I am an RN who is now 66 and still working and running marathons and who keeps up on aging and maintaining the best possible health...for me and my patients. I have always liked Jane Fonda as an actress, exerciser and writer, but didn't expect so much good information from this book. She has done the interviews and research, interjecting experience from her own life, making a very readable and informative book. I thought that I was totally informed on all aging related subjects, but I learned more from this book. Anyone, male or female who is getting older HAS to have this information!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    must not read

    Worst book I've read in 40 years. A waste of paper, time and energy. Badly written, erroneous information, and inane political BS...

    6 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Good Stuff

    Jane gives her perspective on aging~ good things to think about for "your 3rd act" as she refers to the 60's +

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Exceptional

    I've followed Jane Fonda and her "life insights" since the early days of "Feel the burn". The take away from "PRIME TIME", has been equally meaningful, insightful, and surprisingly relevant to me on more than one level ! I appreciate her sharing, as she is someone I have admired and believed in throughout...and having written these experiences for all to learn from will help me Soooo much in my OWN Act III. Great thanks, and I highly recommend!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    OMG

    Give me a freaking break! Fine! We heard your message! So give it up! THIS is for book reviews. I WILL buy this book because those who actually read the book loved it! As Christians, none of us are perfect. Let God judge her. Noe shut it!!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2011

    She knows what she is talking about!

    The 3rd Act bigger and better!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2011

    don't waste your money

    All I can say without being too rude is don't waste your good money.........there are too many other books out there that are worth reading..........hers is definetly not!

    4 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    Compelling and entertaining.

    I almost read the entire book in one seating. Straightforward and well written. Jane at her best.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2011

    Read

    Read the book for what it stand for she had wonderfully wrote it with great care. This book would be good for all ages. She has great information it this book on ageing. Thanks Jane for opening my eyes.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2011

    I give this a ZERO

    Interesting that you defend Jane Fonda for opposing the war, endangering our soldiers who were there for no political reason, but solely because they were obeying the law of attempting to do what their fathers had done...fight for their country. Talk to a Vet who was there when the pacifist donned Viet Cong uniforms and guns and stood on their tanks, yelling and belittling American Soldiers, broadcast on Viet Cong radio, demoralizing, ridiculing rhetoric, turned in a prisoner of war for slipping a paper into her hand with his information so that she could inform his family that he was alive, causing horrific torture to them all. You have no idea the damage that her actions caused those serving in the war....good or bad...just doing their duty.
    So it's fine for her to do what she did...in the name of free speech, but when some of us do the same in boycotting her books, we should just let it go....How is that hurting her? She only makes a few million instead of much more? What her actions did to those who were in VietNam, fighting for their lives, discouraged, homesick, and attempting to honor their families and their country is not free speech..it should be against the law when what you say or do endangers the lives of soldiers or anyone.

    2 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Jane Fonda is a horrible person and a traitor to this country.

    Jane Fonda is a horrible person and a traitor to this country.

    1 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Highly recommended

    I didn't know Jane Fonda was in charge of the US troops that were sent to VietNam..if you righteous people don't forgive, then you will never be forgiven.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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