You Don't Look Your Age...and Other Fairy Tales by Sheila Nevins

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As in many collections, some of the pieces are disposable, but the best ones are honest, opinionated, and spirited.
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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.

 

About Sheila Nevins

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Sheila Nevins is a television producer and the President of HBO Documentary Films. She has produced over one thousand documentary films for HBO and is one of the most influential people in documentary filmmaking. She has worked on productions that have been recognized with 65 Emmy Awards, 46 Peabody Awards, and 26 Academy Awards. Nevins has won 29 individual Primetime Emmy Awards, more than any other person.
 
Published May 2, 2017 by Flatiron Books. 268 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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As in many collections, some of the pieces are disposable, but the best ones are honest, opinionated, and spirited.

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