In You Don't Look Your Age....And Other Fairy Tales, Sheila Nevins President, HBO Documentary Films has put together an incredibly surprising, funny, and touching collection of short stories, essays, and poetry that, taken together, tell not only her life story but also the life stories of a generation of women.
Nevins has seen it all. A famed documentary producer (many credit her with creating the modern documentary), Nevins has always been behind the scenes. But now it is time for her to take center stage. As a daughter, a mother, and as a woman pursuing a career, Nevins experienced obstacles at every path. You Don't Look Your Age....And Other Fairy Tales is her chance to tell how things really were, and are, for countless women. Topics she tackles are frenemies, infidelity, plastic surgery, dieting, Viagra, the heartbreak of first love, the discomforts of growing old, and a celebration in the long run of what life has to offer.
With biting humor, charm, deep insight, and unsuspected poignancy, Nevins has written that rare book that will be shared between mothers and daughters, and even granddaughters.
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Last updated: Apr. 10, 2017