You Don't Look your Age and Other Fairy Tales

You Don't Look your Age and Other Fairy Tales

eBook - 2017
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Baker & Taylor
A famed television producer and president of HBO Documentary Films shares frank but lighthearted advice for today's women on how to navigate the challenges of pursuing a career in a man's world, balancing the responsibilities of a working parent, aging in a youth-obsessed culture and thriving as a feminist in a dynamic marriage.

McMillan Palgrave


“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.

& Taylor

The president of HBO Documentary Films shares advice for women on how to navigate the challenges of pursuing a career in a man's world, balancing the responsibilities of a working parent, and aging in a youth-obsessed culture.

Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2017
ISBN: 9781250111326
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Apr 17, 2019

The title made me think the book would offer modern retelling of traditional fairy tales. It's a collection of essays, personal stories and observations, and lesson learnt in life. I cannot really relate, and I found the book moderately interesting, but overall well-written.

Jun 09, 2017

A big-name filmmaker scrapes away the veneer of success to reveal
It's flip-side of insecurities.
Stories of Botox, midnight calls from married lovers, hilarious negotiations
With NYC. cabbies, and humiliations with grim-faced private school matrons at her son's private school.
This delightful collection of tales belongs to the' menopausal 'genre shared by Nora Ephron
(Stories about my neck...) and Sandra tsing Lol (Madwoman in the Volvo):


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