You Don't Look your Age

You Don't Look your Age

And Other Fairy Tales

Audiobook CD - 2017
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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.
Published: New York :, Macmillan Audio,, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781427286659
Branch Call Number: SPOKEN CD 791.4302 NEV
Characteristics: 4 audio discs (4 hr., 20 min.) :,CD audio, digital ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, rda
audio file, CD audio, rda


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Aug 07, 2017

Sheila Nevins, a famous documentary producer, has written a collection of essays that detail the challenges of being a female in all-male world. Ready by a cast of stars, she covers subjects as diverse as separate bedrooms, frenemies (hilariously read by Gayle King), children's pets, and being a working mom whose classmates all have stay-at-home mommies. Each essay is separated by an appropriate musical interlude and a different voice. The most memorable voices for me were Alan Alda, Kathy Bates, and Lesley Stahl. A must for "women of a certain age".

Aug 06, 2017

It was GOOOOOOOD. I liked it. I found it entertaining, sincere, relevant, comforting, insightful and educating. The only down side was that it was too short.
It felt as if I was in warm company of my close friends, just talking and listening.


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