on 11 March 2010
Hershberger's book brings together speeches, interviews, and articles from over thirty years of Jane Fonda's campaigning on behalf of women's health and rights, the environment, war and militarism. It documents Fonda's passionate commitment to making the world a better place, as well as her own personal development. As Eve Ensler puts it in the foreword: "If I have ever known any person willing to evolve, willing to learn, willing to change, willing to admit mistakes, willing to find a better way of doing something, it is Jane Fonda."
Filmstar, activist, spokeswoman, iconic and controversial American; all sides of Jane Fonda are presented here. But what emerges most clearly is Fonda's enquiring mind, eloquence, personal integrity, and inability to stand by when injustices are being perpetrated. This book complements Fonda's 'My Life So Far' by rounding out the details of her campaign against the Vietnam war, and her tireless campaign to empower women all over the world.
This is an inspiring read and should be on every young woman's bookshelf. My only criticism is that it isn't long enough! More please!