You Don't Look Your Age: And Other Fairy Tales by Sheila Nevins

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Read You Don't Look Your Age: And Other Fairy Tales Online Free - For readers of Nora Ephron, Anna Quindlen, and even Lena Dunham, comes a collection of stories and essays about what women of a certain age have learned sometimes the hard way.

In You Don t Look Your Age, Sheila Nevins has put together an incredibly surprising, funny and poignant collection of short stories, essays, and poetry that, taken together, tell not only her life story but 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 s time for her to take center stage. Nevinswas stopped at every path as a girlfriend, during motherhood, and with her career. . You Don t Look Your Age is Nevins 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 young 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, wisdom, and surprising poignancy, Nevins has written that rare book that will be shared between mothers and daughters and even granddaughters.


Title : You Don't Look Your Age: And Other Fairy Tales
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ISBN : 1250111323
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 192 pages


Megan rated it ★★★★☆

April 02, 2017

When Meryl Streep says she loves something, I generally take that as a sign that it is almost definitely worth looking into. So when I had the opportunity to get an early book at "You Don't Look Your Age" by Sheila Nevins, I saw that Meryl Streep had already been singing it's praises and jumped o...

Carol (Bookaria) rated it ★★★★☆

July 20, 2017

I can't resist funny book titles! This is a collection of short stories and essays about aging, women in the workplace, frenemies, cosmetic surgery, dieting, infidelity, benzos ("Dependent? Yes. Addicted? No!") and life in general. The tone of the book is humorous and lighthearted. I listened to t...

Jennifer rated it ★★★★★

June 17, 2017

You Don't Look Your Age: And Other Fairy Tales is a fantastic collection of 45 personal essays/memoirs written by Sheila Nevins. They are incredibly honest, with some being highly emotional but most just flat out hilarious. This is a collection I will be re-reading anytime I need some validation...

Hank rated it ★★★★★

March 25, 2017

Personal essays and poetry (floetry?) and stories from the legendary Sheila Nevins, the queen of documentary film production. You should know that Sheila and I have a thing -- as the Washington Post's TV critic, I occasionally write reviews of the HBO documentaries she oversees (I review some of...

Marthe rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 05, 2017

With reference to the title of her new biography, Sheila Nevins does indeed not look her age, which is 78 years. When I saw her interview with Charlie Rose on PBS, I was struck by how beautiful she is. She was also funny, self-deprecating, and sharp as a blade, so I immediately ordered her new bo...

Holly rated it ★★★☆☆

March 17, 2017

I received this book for free, via Goodreads giveaways, in exchange for an honest review. I did enjoy some of this book. It was well written, and I feel it was honest. I can't relate to most of it though, as I have not experienced, some of these things, and am quite certain that some of them I ne...

Jen rated it ★★★★★

February 22, 2017

If you want to read about Sheila's nevins documentary career then this is not the book for you. This book is an eclectic mix of short stories and poems. The stories take you through a variety of emotions , from laughing out loud to crying and everything in between. My favorite story was Teddy, ab...

Sheralee rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 07, 2017

The author admits things most women wouldn't. An amusing take on life and it's complications real or imagined. Definitely from a privileged point of few. Hard to relate to if you aren't rich with extra money to throw around.

Christina rated it ★☆☆☆☆

June 11, 2017

I had hoped it was going to be funny, at least somewhat, that's what caught my eye and made me want to read this book in the first place. It had promise but fell so flat. Only one story really resulted in any sort of emotion and that was one about a dog dying. There was nothing humorous about thi...

Ellyn rated it ★★☆☆☆

June 15, 2017

Frustrating to read a book in its entirety knowing that the person received a book contract not due to the quality of the writing but rather the notoriety of the author. Evidence? Check out the hundreds of people named in the acknowledgments of this very slim volume of a smattering of vignettes:...

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