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Prime Time: Love, Health, Sex, Fitness, Friendship, Spirit: Making the Most of All of Your Life

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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,...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published August 9th 2011 by Random House Publishing Group (first published January 1st 2011)
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Gail Kavanagh
Jane Fonda is either the most annoyingly self absorbed woman on the planet, or the patron saint of baby boomers. She could be both. She's like that long time girlfriend who keeps turning up, drags you out for coffee, bends your ear about her love life for an hour, then goes off to Peru for a few years to 'find herself'. Like Bette Midler in Beaches, when she has exhausted every topic about herself, she asks you what you think - about her.

And just when you think it's safe to stop holding your sto...more
Kathleen Hagen
Prime Time: Love, Health, Sex, Fitness, Friendship, Spirit - Making the Most of All of Your Life by Jane Fonda, Narrated by Jane Fonda, produced by Random House Audio, downloaded from

Jane Fonda in her latest book gives us a view of what she has learned about life in the ten years since she wrote “My Life So Far.” Jane is now over 70. She narrates the book herself, and while she still has that vibrant spark she has always had, she does sound like she’s getting older. Covering sex, lo...more
I like Jane Fonda. I like the spirit and the main rationale of the book, which is that the later parts of life have a lot more years that they used to, we can use those years to do all kinds of things, and there is plenty we can do to keep ourselves fitter, more comfortable, and more engaged.

However, Jane is, bluntly, a know-it-all. She has been at every stage of her life, and does that annoying thing of: I didn't know it all back then, but now I do. At every stage. Now she knows it all about di...more
Jane Fonda's Prime Time is a good introduction to the topic of living healthy and wealthy and wise in our Third Act.

I didn't have the intense reaction to Jane Fonda that the reviewers on had. Regardless of her role as Hanoi Jane, you can check this book out of the library for free if the author's lifestyle and early antics rub you the wrong way.

It's a good book. I'm also reading The Wisdom of Menopause by Christiane Northrup and will review this other book when I'm done.

I'm only 47 ye...more
Ethan Fleck
Not totally sure what to think of this one. It is catered more towards someone closer to "Act III" as she refers to often in the book, but yet I really picked up a lot of good things out of this. I think it's a good read for anyone because it gives you perspective for wherever you are at in your life. It's also a bit catered toward women, so there were definitely some parts I chose to skip over..All in all, It makes me excited for that stage in my life, and its a great reminder that I am only ju...more

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. While we all know she looks great for her age, to look as truly radiant as she does at seventy-three (turning seventy-four next week) we also know there must be more to it than diet and exercise—not to mention minimal plastic surgery. Indeed, Fonda details in h...more
Kathy Evanoo
It had all the makings of a "self help" book for women my age and older. I found Fonda's validations that the inevitable changing of the body is something you have to learn not only to accept but embrace as you age. No use in sitting around whining about how you wish you had the body you had in your 30's and even your 40's. It ain't gonna happen, regardless of what you do! Fonda, the Queen of the workout tapes, makes jokes about her sags and dimples. Yet, she certainly still emphatically encoura...more
Good subject, a lot to share about it. I find her very inspiring but I couldn't get past her writing.
Good book about the last 3 decades of our life. Since Jane is in those decades, and has written other books and done many exercise videos, this was a decent book about "old age". But she doesn't look at it as old age really. She looks at it as the culmination of years of experience, and how that manifests into a great time for us, our children, grandchildren, friends, lovers. I didn't like the part about looking at long term care, but that's probably because I really don't want to look at that i...more
"With age, as Stephen Levine says, we lose memory but gain insight". I thought Jane Fonda had great insight in her new book. She divides up life into three acts.

Act One-Birth to Thirty
Act Two--Thirty to Sixty
Act Three- Sixty to Ninety

Having only four years left in Act Two, I was interested to hear what Jane had to say about Act Three. She said it was very helpful to do a "Life Review" before Act Three. She had detalied suggestions about how to do this. I am eager to follow those directions and g...more
Stephany Tullis
In her most recent and fifth book, New York Times Best Selling Author, Jane Fonda shares her blue print for living: Prime Time. In this book, as with several of her others, Ms. Fonda delineates the interrelationships between body, mind and spirit. Her goal in writing the book is to share her evolution in life. Fonda promises readers an 'A to Z' guide to living and covers a range of topics including love, health, fitness, friendship, sex and spirit.

Fonda reveals intimate details of her childhood...more
Jane Fonda's book gives advice on growing older gracefully. The topics covered in the book include fitness, food, sex, spiritual growth, and the brain. Fonda has done a lot of research for this book, it includes lots of interviews with experts and people that have learned to age well. There is also interesting scientific research included that backs up a lot of the tips given in the book. By also using experiences from her own life journey, Fonda gives a guide to what we can do to face growing o...more
This is probably not a book I would have just picked up as it about ageing and how to age well and with grace while still enjoying your life and contributing to society. The intended audience are those ages 60 and up or currently in their "Third Act" as Jane Fonda puts it.

I first heard about this book when I was on a long road trip with my mother this summer. We were driving and listening to satellite radio when an interview came on with Jane Fonda discussing this book. It was a very interesting...more
The woman is 72 years old and she looks absolutely fantastic for her age or any age. I admire and respect her and enjoy her movies. She has many fine qualities, not the least of which she has endured and thrived where others in her business have failed miserably to keep up with the times. None of these fine qualities make her an author. She needs to take lessons from Carrie Fisher. I forgive her the subpar writing because I have so much admiration for her as a woman and I hope she continues to s...more
Best for ages 55 and up I think, and especially after 60, but full of good practical advice about exercise, diet, and advances in medical knowledge about aging. Also some good advice for jettisoning one's emotional baggage. Seems a lot of reviewers are reacting to their own loaded assumptions about Jane Fonda. I admit, she's a hero of mine. I found this had a Very positive attitude about aging and I really liked that. It makes the idea of aging less scary to me. Solid information, which may not...more
She has a lot to say about aging!
Marianne Haddad
Full of good information - an expansion on things she mentions in 'My Life So Far' which I thoroughly enjoyed! However, there were moments when I wanted to say 'if only I had your money, Jane!' I could do all that you're doing!'. Perhaps a bit 'small' of me, but just reporting what came to mind while reading !
Mostly, her thoughts on aging well are TRUE and I do believe her intentions are the same...that we can all age better when we are mindful of our physical & emotional well-being and adhe...more
I really like Jane Fonda and have used and love her exercise tapes. I also really enjoyed her book called "My Life So Far". But, this one was okay but not alot of stuff in it that you probably don't already know. I give Jane kuddo's for keeping her self fit at her age and that's what we all should be doing. She is one active lady and I like that. If you haven't read alot of books like this one, then this one maybe for you. If you have read alot of health books then this is about the same stuff y...more
This book is well-written and informative. However, having read on the various topics in many other books and magazines, like about health, ageing, need for exercise, proper diet, social contacts, etc. this book became somewhat redundant. But for the reader who is not already steeped in this information, it would be great book and I can highly recommend it. For me it was a good reminder of the things a 67-year-old should already know. Now, living the life following these dictums is a little more...more
Mrs. Lopez
This is a very fact-filled book and I learned much from it. However, many sections did not apply to me at this time as I am only in my second act in life. It will definitely be a book to be revisited in my third act. What I found the most useful were Fonda's references and sources of information and wisdom, especially those that dealt with spirituality, meditation, and exercise. The book also made me want to read Fonda's previous work, My Life So Far.
Infamous Ginger
I'm sort of embarrassed about reading this dumb book. It was OK for a lifestyle book. She is very much into good exercise and nutrition and all that. It is a book written by someone who has a lot of people around her who love her. She has a positive outlook on life and aging. I felt I was reading a book report on other people's books though. She uses references to back up her ideas. It was an OK read but do not expect too much.
There are a few pearls of wisdom in this one, and a lot of very honest autobiographical material. This book is geared mostly for the over 60 set - I'm not there yet - and is an extremely comprehensive guide on how to live when you enter into that third act of life, covering just about every aspect of life you can imagine. I liked Jane's candour, particularly in reference to her marriages and her experiences with anorexia.
Redefines Too Much Information. A HORRIFYINGLY complete guide for seniors which overly focuses on sex..useful for people who are too embarassed to ask their MDs about this topic although I suspect if you gave your grandma this book, she'd be horrified. Diagrams and step by step instructions for sex toys? TOO MUCH. If you see this book, leave it on the shelf, you'll be glad you did.
Julia Larkin
I really liked Jane's attitude on aging...very positive. This book is about the last third of your life...age 60 and up. The first part of the book had good advice on taking care of ourselves mentally, physically and emotionally. The last part of the book was too "New Agey" for me and got a little strange, I didn't finish the book. But still glad I read what I did of it.
Kasa Cotugno
After loving her first book as read in her own voice, I hoped for more of the same, but found this to be preachy and not informative. I admire Jane -- went to see her for this book launch And was impressed by her manner, forthright attitude and how she made every person in the room feel as if she was thrilledcto see them. But this book was a disappointment.
Janice Cochran
This book really wasn't my cup of tea. Although it was well-researched, I found it exausting because Jane was analyzing her relationship with her father the entire time. She's a fabulous actress, but comes across as self absorbed and needy. If I spent my entire life analyzing everyone and everything every moment of the day, I'd be a nervous wreck.
Susan Ritz
This is a must read for every smart woman over 60. Really great practice al info on nutrition, exercise, community involvement as they apply to aging well. Great chapters on sex for seniors! Jane makes the Third Act something to actually look forward to. Eve. If you think you don't like Jane (I think she's grand!) this book is worth your time, ladies!
Sue Lloyd
This book has a lot of good information for people in the 3rd Act (as she calls it) of life. The health, physical fitness, financial, relational, and legal advice is very useful. It is not intended to cover these issues in depth but gives a basic introduction and suggestions for further research.
Loved her other book, so I picked this up. I've decided... I love all things Fonda. And appreciate how much she wants readers to realize the value of those who are aging around. There's a lot to learn in this book, esp wrt to keeping our drive, spirit, and inner/outer self YOUNG AND ALIVE!
This was recommended by a friend - so I gave it a try. What I found, is that Ms Fonda has taken the time to do some major research and is providing a book that is filled with all sorts of info re: aging and how to handle it (or not)....and for that reason I too will recommend it to my friends.
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