Jane Fonda's last book sold so well that she's working
on a sequel.
Jane Fonda's 2005 memoir My Life So Far became a best seller (it peaked at No. 11 on the list), thanks to its largely unflinching look at her headline-making life. So it stands to reason the thespian turned scribe is hard at work on an equally hefty sequel. She has been at it a year and has roughly another year left before she finishes it.
"It's called The Third Act: Entering Prime Time," says Fonda, 70. "I've been traveling the country, interviewing scientists, gerontologists, sexologists. It's forcing me to go deep into what it means to be aging." Not that Fonda has any plans to slow down. "I'm claiming this third act," she says. She's eager to act again if another juicy role comes her way. But mostly, she's focused on the printed word. "I really like writing. I really do," she says. "It's slow. I don't know why they thought I could churn it out."
The Third Act: Entering Prime Time is a great title. We think this one will be an immediate besteller. Hopefully, she'll be a return guest on The Colbert Report to promote it. Although nothing could really top the "Cooking with Feminists" segment Colbert did with Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem where they all made apple pies.