All By Myself

In one of the comments someone wonders if I do my own blogging/twittering. I want to make it clear (in case the personal tone doesn’t) that I write my own blogs. Otherwise, I really don’t see the point. If I want to take people through the experience of doing a Broadway play after 46 years, I have to do it myself. So there!

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  1. That is awesome that you do.. and we love reading!!! 🙂

  2. I was pleasantly surprised to come across your blog and wanted to reach out months and months ago upon finishing your memoir. As a young and independent woman in NY, I was surprised and equally relieved to read about your past loves and own self-doubts in life. Upon finishing the book, I woke up for at least a week or two, wishing to hear your voice in my head as I had while enmeshed in your stories. Your blog is the perfect remedy to the absence that was felt! Thank you for being so open and authentic.

  3. I agree with you…If someone is gonna have a blog, they should write it themselves…otherwise, it really isn’t their blog!

  4. How strange for someone to think that. After reading your book, I didn’t doubt for a minute that the “voice” here was your own.

  5. Jane you are so talented and honest, I am enjoying the blog and learning so much from you for so long, I am doing an artwork of you inspired from 33 Variations I saw Feb 22, hope to send it to you when I’m done, with love Sam.

  6. Bravo! And I never even thought that you weren’t actually writing your own blog. Looking forward to seeing “33 Variations”…tomorrow’s matinee! Way to go that you’ve come back to Broadway.

  7. Dear Jane,

    I think it’s great, too. People may ask because the Newsreader shows “james” and “admin” post. The tone sounds very much like your own. Thanks for inspiring.


  8. PS: I hope you’re feeling better. You’re a trooper!

  9. Go, Jane, go! Enjoy reading your blog.

  10. You tell ’em !


    Keep on writing, we love that you are open and honest and telling us about your day and work.

    Take care, and keep on shining, you look wonderful.


  12. Amen!

    Do you think you’ll continue to blog even after 33 Variations finishes?

    I certainly hope you do. I love all your entries:)


  13. I never doubted for a moment these were all your words. And thanks to Paula for getting you to stuff that hat full of money, the most dramatic hat in cinema! Jeez I wanted off that train. Julia is a terrific work of art.

  14. After reading your posts, it’s hard to believe anyone thought differently.

  15. and a GREAT blog it is…but couldn’t they find a better name for it…bloggggggg….lol….happy matinee….day off!!!! 😉

  16. Saw the show last night. Thought it was delicious and you were terrific. It took me back to the days when I worked out to your videos. Have a question. I did not understand the meaning of the song you all sang.

  17. Yes, and it’s our privilege to read your
    interesting blogs. Thanks for sharing your life with us.

  18. Glad that you write your own posts. I had wondered if you dictated the posts to an assistant.

    Just kidding.

  19. Glad you write your own posts. I had wondered if you dictated them to an assistant. Just kidding.

  20. I am glad we have the real you to follow!
    Ive always seen you as a role model and just plain fabulous!! I love following your blog and cannot wait to get to New York to see the play

  21. Jane,
    You tell em. How could anyone think you would ever entrust someone to speak for you. There’s only One you, and your style cannot be duplicated.
    Get your rest , and stay well.

  22. Good for you Jane! I’ve been enjoying your blog since you mentioned it on “The View” — I have not theatre background, but I’m enjoying learning about your process, the play and the logistics behind it all. I would have never doubted that you were not the writer of the blog…it sounds like you (not being familiar, of course, but from what I’ve seen on your interviews!!). Glad you are feeling better too!


  23. Thanks so much for opening your heart and your life to us…

  24. I attended the 2/28 matinee and want to thank you and your marvelous colleagues for such an engaging, captivating experience. It was our first time back at the O’Neill since the night Spring Awakening closed. Our son was the cellist in that production, and after seeing so many performances there in the past 2 years, we’ve come to think of this lovely theater like home. I’m so happy that Moises Kaufman’s wonderful play is filling the O’Neill with such passion and celebration of art. Thank you for sharing the process with us.

  25. I just so appreciate the time you take to blog. Thank you!

  26. Wow! I just saw you on The View and as soon as I heard you are blogging, I had to check it out. Very cool!

  27. Dear Ms. Fonda,

    I just made all the arrangements to see your wonderful production on April 14th during my spring break from school. I must tell you something. You played a big part in my career choice. I am currently an eighth-grade science teacher in NE OH, and have been in this career nearly 30 years. Back in the early 1970s, you visited Kent State University on a tour of campuses to educate people about the Vietnam War. I was a very young and lost student at that time, and was able to skip a few classes to see your very inspirational and moving speech. I was also able to chat with you briefly later in a break-out session held on campus. Your passion and love of people really got to me. Here you were, so committed and so full of passion and strength. I wanted so badly to help others in some way. It was soon after the day that we chatted briefly that I decided I belonged in the classroom helping young people to learn and grow. Thank you for playing a part in my life. I love my job, and a part of that love started by seeing your dedication to making people’s lives better. I am not sure I have said this very well, but I just wanted to let you know. Best wishes for a great success on Broadway!

  28. I could tell it was really you. It reads like you and lives and breathes like you. You can just tell its you!

  29. I could tell it was you. It reads like you and lives and breathes like you I could just tell it was you.

  30. Oh – I am so glad to know this, I did wonder as it seems so common for celebs to have PR people do it. Lucky for us you’re a triple threat ( a talented actor, activist & writer) and then some.

    I’ll enjoy your blog & tweets even more now : )

  31. There was never any doubt!

  32. I work in social media and when I saw this post you validated so much that I have wanted to get across to my clients to write a blog post like this. You are taking social media to another level that I adore. Kudos and big hugs to you, Jane Fonda. You are my hero! I just watched your segment by the way on NY1 here in New York. I have to see your play!! oxoxox

  33. You are so refreshing. I heard you on the View and thought twittering would be cool. Your an awesome actress in everyhing. Trying to convince my husband to take our vacation in New York so we can come see your play. It sounds facinating. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  34. I was in New York last weekend and saw the play on Saturday night. I haven’t been to NYC in 25 years, and coincidentally your play was running at this time. I booked the tickets in advance – and couldn’t wait to see it. The play was all I hoped it would be – and more. After the show I stood in the small group that stood by the stage door and waited to watch you drive off into the night. I felt guilty to be one of those people that does things like hang around stage doors, but I didn’t want to let the evening go. Thank you so much for your tremendous performance, and your graciousness.

  35. I really hope you do continue to blog. You’re teaching me things, even though you don’t know it 🙂
    I’m sure the other readers feel the same.
    You’re an inspiration for how to live life to the fullest. Oh, I’m getting all choked up now!

  36. I found your blog on twitter, and have been following it for a month. Incredible that you do your own writing. I knew you did, even before you blogged it. Coming to see the play end of March, based on finding you here and hearing about it.

  37. Keep on writing, we love that you are open and honest and telling us about your day and work.

    Take care, and keep on shining, you look wonderful

  38. Wow you blog more than Kathy Griffin and at least as much as Roseanne.
    More celebs need to do it to get aroud the media machine.

  39. So do you read the comments?

  40. I don’t know how you do it, but you definitely deserve the praise everyone has written here! Thank you for being an inspiration to so many people.

  41. Dear Mrs. Fonda,

    This won’t be a question but a confession!

    I’m taking this opportunity to tell you how much I’m honored to be in your presence. I admire your Life, your father, you activism and all you have done to be a role model to me.

    You are one brilliant example that age is just a number! You are not only one stunning woman but by reading your blog I’ve discovered that you are one beautiful Human Being as well.

    God bless you for all you are!



  42. Jane, your wonderful personality comes through in every word, but you barely look forty-six years old! I mean that most sincerely.

  43. I am a great admirer of your work as an actress, an activist, and all you have achieved in life. You were a role model when i was 20, and you still are.
    Thank you for being you.

    And of course you wrote your own blog, who else ?

  44. I applaud you and I am tickled pink by your post. It proves a point I made on another blog. It really doesn’t matter if you are a star, politician, homemaker etc. if you are going to use Social media including tools like blogs, Twitter, FB, FF etc. then you should really use it.

    No one can brand you better than you can brand yourself. Especially on something as intimate as a personal blog or a twitter account. After all, you are what they want not the “image”. As a ghost writer for many clients I will be including this to my links when I am explaining and hand holding clients on social networking.

  45. My aunty shouted me a ticket to your luncheon in Sydney a few years ago for my birthday. You signed your book for me and along with hundreds of others, I got to talk to you. It remains one of the best moments of my life, and I have had a great life! Keep up the great work.

    Thanks for all of the wonderful things that you have done.

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