Book Excerpt: My Life So Far

In her new memoir, Jane Fonda discusses life, her marriages, her visit to Hanoi and more

While the high visibility of my public life has not always brought me personal peace and happiness, it has lent a certain universal quality to my various metamorphoses. Because I believed that to be loved I had to be perfect, I moved "out of myself"--my body--early on and have spent much of my life searching to come home ... to be embodied. I didn't understand this until I was in my 60s and started writing this book. I have come to believe that my purpose in life may be to show--through my own story--how this "disembodiment" happens and how, by understanding...

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