You Don't Look Your Age
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.


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  • Madison Dawn
    Jun 4, 2017

    Madison Dawn

    Not anywhere near a break through novel that is introducing something completely new to the world. But still very enlightening and fun read. Shelia provided a little bit of mystery by not telling us where the stories originated from but rather letting them be stories that everyone can ...

  • Montessahall
    May 28, 2017


    I. Love. This. Book! This compilation of delightful and intense short stories was just the kind of emotional roller coaster I was seeking for beach reading. The writing is excellent. Highly recommended to fans of chic-lit. ...

  • Gail Baugniet
    May 27, 2017

    Gail Baugniet

    Received this as a Goodreads Giveaway. Love the title, and knew I would relate to some of the stories as I have heard the comment more than once: "You don't look your age" to which I reply, "This is what -- -- (age) looks like." I do admit to being devastated when friends talked me int...

  • Lee Anne
    May 22, 2017

    Lee Anne

    If you've ever watched a documentary on HBO, from trashy "Autopsy" or "Real Sex" to classy "Citizenfour" or "Going Clear," you can thank producer Sheila Nevins. I saw a piece about her, and this book, on CBS Sunday Morning, and she seemed so interesting that I had to read it. The cover...

  • Jennifer
    May 20, 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 ...

  • Liz Wright
    May 18, 2017

    Liz Wright

    Summary: The author is a TV and documentary producer and has written a collection of short stories and poems. Some are about her personal experiences with moving up within the media world, while others are stories about getting older (menopause, aging and maintaining a beauty standard)...

  • Marthe Bijman
    May 5, 2017

    Marthe Bijman

    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...

  • Cynthia Adler
    Apr 27, 2017

    Cynthia Adler

    This book is a gem! Raw, incisive, delicious, and holds you from start to finish! ...

  • Camille
    Apr 24, 2017


    "You Don't Look Your Age" is the type of book that you rely on - you read it when you are happy, you read it when you are sad, and you read it when you need a friend. It is equal parts funny, heart warming and eye opening, and it allowed me to laugh while also letting me learn from som...

  • Lauren West
    Apr 23, 2017

    Lauren West

    I took "You Don't Look Your Age" on a beach trip and I'm sure glad I did. The short stories and unique poetry were hilarious, completely honest and a breeze to read. Every chapter was a raw and true look into aging and real life issues that women, mothers and families go through every ...