World of Wonder and President of HBO Documentary Films Sheila Nevins have a long and storied friendship, so we’re tickled pink to announce the publication of her new collections of stories, essays, and poems You Don’t Look Your Age… and Other Fairy Tales.
Sheila – who has been nominated for a staggering 166 Emmys, won 31 of them, has 11 Oscars… as well as three Peabody Awards! – has been credited with the rebirth of the documentary as an art form. Here she finally steps out from behind the camera and takes her place front and center to tell HER story in her own inimitable way.
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.
With an audio book read by a who’s who of her friends Hollywood including Alan Alda, Bob Balaban, Christine Baranski, Kathy Bates, Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Katie Couric, Blythe Danner, Lena Dunham, Edie Falco, Tovah Feldshuh, Diane von Furstenberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Gayle King, Sandra Lee, Judith Light, Jenna Lyons, Audra McDonald, Janet Mock, Rosie O’Donnell, RuPaul, Liz Smith, Lesley Stahl, Gloria Steinem, Martha Stewart, Meryl Streep, Marlo Thomas, Lily Tomlin, and Gloria Vanderbilt – it’s probably the most A-list party on tape you’ll ever listen to.
Later today, we’ll be premiering an exclusive audio excerpt – the chapter narrated by Rupaul! – then later we’ll have interview, reviews book excerpts and more surprises. Stay tuned!
Of course, you’ll probably want to get your copy NOW so you can join in the fun. Purchase it here.
ConDRAGulations, Shiela! It’s a laugh-out-loud smash hit!