FRONT ROYAL WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER AND ROYAL OAK BOOKSHOP co-sponsor donations to Samuels Public Library that are by or about women. This book is now available to be checked out.
You Don’t Look Your Age…and Other Fairy Tales
By Sheila Nevins
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 you laugh until you cry.
In You Don’t Look Your Age, the famed documentary producer (as president of HBO Documentary Films for more than thirty 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, and make yourself comfortable – and for some of you, don’t forget the damn reading glasses. You are in for a treat.
Sheila Nevins has a BA from Barnard and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. As a television producer and the president of HBO Documentary Films, she has produced more than a thousand documentary films for HBO and is one of the most influential people in documentary filmmaking. Nevins has won thirty-two individual Primetime Emmy Awards, more than any other person.