Tuesday, October 4, 2011

First Chapter -- First Paragraph -- Tuesday Intros

Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea has started a fun new meme First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros. This week's intro is from Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman by Patricia Bosworth:

She was born Jayne Seymour Fonda on December 21, 1937, by cesarean section at Doctors Hospital in New York. Her thirty-two-year old father, the up-and-coming young actor Henry Fonda paced back and forth outside the delivery room, smoking cigarette after cigarette while the nurses did their best to ignore him. He'd just flown in from Hollywood, where he'd been filming Jezebel opposite Bette Davis. Jane was his first child. Originally he had been nervous about becoming a father. He wasn't sure he was ready. But then he realized how much he wanted to create a family. He'd had it written into his contract that if his wife went into labor during filming, he could be with her in New York.


  1. Yes, yes yes...I would read this one. I have always had an interest in The Fonda family. I love the movie On Golden Pond with father and daughter as well.

    Hope u enjoy this one Kim.

  2. I've never really been fascinated by Jane Fonda, but I bet her story is interesting. Enjoy it!

  3. Not sure that this paragraph hooks me - but her life story certainly does.