You Don't Look Your Age...and Other Fairy Tales (Hardcover)
Flatiron Books, 9781250111302, 272pp.
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“Thank you to Sheila Nevins for putting all this down for posterity. Women need this kind of honest excavation of the process of living.” —Meryl Streep
An astonishingly frank, funny, poignant book for any woman who wishes they had someone who would say to them, “This happened to me, learn from my mistakes and my successes. Because you don’t get smarter as you get older, you get braver.”
Sheila Nevins is the best friend you never knew you had. She is your discreet confidante you can tell any secret to, your sage mentor at work who helps you navigate the often uneven playing field, your wise sister who has “been there, done that,” your hysterical girlfriend whose stories about men will make laugh until you cry. Sheila Nevins is the one person who always tells it like it is.
In You Don’t Look Your Age, the famed documentary producer (as President of HBO Documentary Films for over 30 years, Nevins has rightfully been credited with creating the documentary rebirth) finally steps out from behind the camera and takes her place front and center.
In these pages you will read about the real life challenges of being a woman in a man's world, what it means to be a working mother, what it’s like to be an older woman in a youth-obsessed culture, the sometimes changing, often sweet truth about marriages, what being a feminist really means, and that you are in good company if your adult children don’t return your phone calls.
So come, sit down, make yourself comfortable, (and for some of you, don’t forget the damn reading glasses). You’re in for a treat.
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Praise For You Don't Look Your Age...and Other Fairy Tales…
Audio book read by:
Alan Alda, Bob Balaban, Christine Baranski, Kathy Bates, Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Katie Couric, Blythe Danner, Lena Dunham, Edie Falco, Tovah Feldshuh, Diane von Furstenberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Gayle King, Sandra Lee, Judith Light, Jenna Lyons, Audra McDonald, Janet Mock, Rosie O'Donnell, RuPaul, Liz Smith, Lesley Stahl, Gloria Steinem, Martha Stewart, Meryl Streep, Marlo Thomas, Lily Tomlin, and Gloria Vanderbilt.
“Thank you to Sheila Nevins for putting all this down for posterity. Women need this kind of honest excavation of the process of living.”
“This book is gorgeous. I was blown away. The piece about Nevins’ mother is stunning. There is such range to this collection. Funny but always honest.”
“Brave, honest and inspiring.”
“Fearless! Funny! Honest! I loooove it!
—Diane Von Furstenberg
“Funny, sad, insightful, clever, touching! I was immediately captivated…There were moments when I thought Nevins was sharing secrets with me…I loved them all. This was a special read, and when I’d finished I felt I’d been given an unexpected present.”
—Barbara Taylor Bradford