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3.00787735849057 out of 53.00787735849057 out of 53.00787735849057 out of 53.00787735849057 out of 53.00787735849057 out of 5 3.01 (212 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Fonda Narrator: Jane Fonda Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9780307934147
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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, A to Z.

Highlighting new research and stories from her own life and from the lives of others, Jane Fonda explores how the critical years from 45 and 50, and especially from 60 and beyond, can be times when we truly become the energetic, loving, fulfilled people we were meant to be. Covering the 11 key ingredients for vital living, Fonda invites you to consider with her how to live a more insightful, healthy, and fully integrated life, a life lived more profoundly in touch with ourselves, our bodies, minds, and spirits, and with our talents, friends, and communities.

In her research, Fonda discovered two metaphors, the arch and the staircase, that became for her two visions of life. She shows how to see your life the staircase way, as one of continual ascent. She explains how she came to understand the earlier decades of her life by performing a life review, and she shows how you can do a life review too. She reveals how her own life review enabled her to let go of old patterns, to see what means the most to her, and then to cultivate new goals and dreams, to make the most of the mature years. For there has been a longevity revolution, and the average human life expectancy has jumped by years. Fonda asks, what we are meant to do with this precious gift of time? And she writes about how we can navigate the fertile voids that life periodically presents to us. She makes suggestions about exercise (including three key movements for optimal health), diet (how to eat by color), meditation, and how learning new things and creating fresh pathways in your brain can add quality to your life. Fonda writes of positivity, and why many people are happier in the second half of their lives than they have ever been before.

In her #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, My Life So Far, Jane Fonda focused on the first half of her extraordinary life—what she called Acts I and II—with an eye toward preparing for a vibrant Act III. Now we have a thoughtfully articulated memoir and guide for how to make all of your life, and especially Act III, Prime Time.




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Quotes & Awards

  • 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

Listener Opinions

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 Mila | 3/22/2016

    " Jane Fonda is incredible and her books are so honest and compelling. This books is definitely most suitable for those over 60 because it has so much on sex and intimacy in the third act of life. Although many ideas are useful for any age. She is an inspiration, and if anything, if you are in your 30s and 40s, listening to this book it makes you less fearful of aging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marijke | 2/18/2014

    " 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 difficult for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn Wyand | 2/9/2014

    " Good so far, she has really done her research. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Lloyd | 1/25/2014

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 1/24/2014

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thea Marlowe | 1/24/2014

    " OK, not a big Jane Fonda fan. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lu | 1/23/2014

    " I used to really like Jane Fonda until I read this book and heard her advice on how to live a good life into your 80s and beyond told from the viewpoint of someone who has always had and always will have endless resources at her disposal. Out of touch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mripma | 1/22/2014

    " All the gorey details about aging in men and women that not many have the courage to discuss. Her paradigm of aging like a spiral staircase to heaven rather than a semicircle with a peak and declinc very encouraging. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 1/20/2014

    " she is a model to strive towards. I was expecting something more personal and less self help. if I were in a different frame of mind I would probably rate it a bit higher but I'm not so wasn't that enthralled. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 D | 1/8/2014

    " Very good. Interesting perspective of life stages. Changed my view of aging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 1/2/2014

    " Jane is very inspiring. Same age as my Mom. 20 years older than me. Liked parts of the book, It is all about being a senior citizen so not for everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary | 12/24/2013

    " This book is on DVD and does an admirable job covering all the issues faced by the aging population. Nice to have a glamorous spokesperson for the "elderly" and a positive take on aging from the contentment experienced later in life to the contributions still being made to the world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Frances | 12/22/2013

    " Not much new ... an easy read though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 12/7/2013

    " I love this book and I feel that Jane Fonda has many things to say. I learned so much from reading this book and i reccomend that others read it too. I think all women from different walks of life and age can learn something rom this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roland | 11/20/2013

    " i want to age well, and get ready for being old, when i am not old. interesting book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The | 11/17/2013

    " Some good, practical advice for living healthy and happy, with good priorities. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna Chapman | 11/2/2013

    " I liked her last book better; saw her on Oprah and Rosie covered most of the same material "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tammy | 8/19/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed Fonda's memoir, My Life So Far, but this book was more a how-to manual for seniors. I'm sure it was well-researched but too much of a self-help book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 6/2/2013

    " Enjoyed listening to this book. Going to start planning for my retirement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorraine | 11/11/2012

    " A wonderful book on how to age healthfully for the 50+ individuals. Fonda has done tremendous research for this book as she covers the different aspects of staying fit as we age. I liked that she included many resources for the reader too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 9/30/2012

    " I thought that it was a very provocative book, and a must read for anyone over 50 and approaching middle age! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 8/26/2012

    " Perhaps a bit pre-mature read for me just embarking on the '2nd Act'...but any wisdom I can glean earlier in life is great. Jane rocks, as always - an honest and introspective read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roxane | 5/31/2012

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 4/3/2012

    " A bit preachy and definitely for people in their mid 60s and 70s. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth Marner | 3/15/2012

    " Mostly about elderly sex, but worth a read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruchi | 12/8/2011

    " 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! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 9/8/2011

    " Jane is very inspiring. Same age as my Mom. 20 years older than me. Liked parts of the book, It is all about being a senior citizen so not for everyone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tammy | 8/14/2011

    " I thoroughly enjoyed Fonda's memoir, My Life So Far, but this book was more a how-to manual for seniors. I'm sure it was well-researched but too much of a self-help book. "

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About the Author
Author Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda, the Oscar and Emmy Award–winning actor, is the founder of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential and the Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health at the Emory University School of Medicine. Though she is also a highly successful producer and #1 New York Times bestselling author, Fonda’s passion lies in advocating for young people’s health. A former UN Goodwill Ambassador, she is a frequent speaker on youth development, child sexual abuse, eating disorders, adolescent reproductive health, and more. She lives in Los Angeles.