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Author: Sheila Nevins Narrator: Lena Dunham, Meryl Streep, Katie Couric, Martha Stewart, a full cast Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781427286642
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"...the decided advantage of the audio book is that it is read by a cast of stars as long as your arm — thanks to Nevins' considerable achievements in television and production...This is choice listening for the car, as the stories are short and thus lend themselves to erranding and other short hops." Fran Wood, NJ.com This program is read by the author and a full cast: Cynthia Adler, Alan Alda, Bob Balaban, Christine Baranski, Kathy Bates, Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Katie Couric, John Henry Cox, Blythe Danner, Lena Dunham, Edie Falco, Tovah Feldshuh, Diane von Furstenberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Gayle King, Diane Lane, Sandra Lee, Judith Light, Jenna Lyons, Audra McDonald, Janet Mock, Sheila Nevins, Rosie O’Donnell, Jean Richards, RuPaul, Liz Smith, Lesley Stahl, Gloria Steinem, Martha Stewart, Meryl Streep, Marlo Thomas, Lily Tomlin, and Gloria Vanderbilt. “Thank you to Sheila Nevins for putting all this down for posterity. Women need this kind of honest excavation of the process of living.” —Meryl Streep An astonishingly frank, funny, poignant audiobook for any woman who wishes they had someone who would say to them, “This happened to me, learn from my mistakes and my successes. Because you don’t get smarter as you get older, you get braver.” 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. Sheila Nevins is the one person who always tells it like it is. In You Don’t Look Your Age, the famed documentary producer (as President of HBO Documentary Films for over 30 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 this program you will hear 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, make yourself comfortable, and slip on those headphones. You’re in for a treat.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The decided advantage of the audiobook is that it is read by a cast of stars as long as your arm…This is choice listening for the car, as the stories are short and thus lend themselves to erranding and other short hops.”

    NJ.com (audio review)

  • “Thank you to Sheila Nevins for putting all this down for posterity. Women need this kind of honest excavation of the process of living.”

    Meryl Streep

  • "A treat People, Audio Pick

  • A diverse collection of poems, short stories, and anecdotes from HBO's president of documentary films is narrated by an A-list celebrity cast, including Alan Alda, Lena Dunham, Meryl Streep, and others. They're filled with heartwarming memories, quirky tongue-in-cheek recollections, regretful experiences, successes and failures, attempts to reverse aging, and a multitude of other relatable topics that will touch listeners' hearts--and that goes for either sex. Sheila Nevins cleverly recruited storytellers to celebrate and explore real life, sickness and death, anxiety, love lost, and life's mistakes made over all the hills and valleys of time. They provide perspective and courage to listeners and serve as proof that we're all in this life together, sharing the same types of experiences. AudioFile

  • A People Magazine Best Book selection in Audio

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About the Narrators

Lena Dunham is the creator and star of the critically-acclaimed HBO series Girls, for which she also serves as executive producer, writer, and director. She has been nominated for eight Emmy awards and has won two Golden Globes, including one for best actress, for her work on Girls. Lena has also written and directed two feature length films (including 2011’s Tiny Furniture), created two web series, and is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker. Lena graduated from Oberlin College in 2008.

Meryl Streep, considered by many movie reviewers to be the greatest living film actress, has been nominated for an Academy Award an astonishing sixteen times and has won it three times. She has also garnered two Emmy Awards, seven Golden Globes, and six Drama Desk Awards. In 2004, she was awarded the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also an Audie Award and Grammy Award–winning narrator.

Katie Couric is an award-winning American journalist and bestselling author. She has had a high-profile career in television, including NBC News, The Today Show, CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, ABC News, and the daytime talk show Katie. She has been awarded two Emmys, was named one of Glamour’s Women of the Year, and won wide recognition for her excellent journalism covering the major breaking news events. She is the author of children’s books and of a New York Times bestselling memoir, The Best Advice I Ever Got.

Martha Stewart is the author of dozens of bestselling books on cooking, entertaining, gardening, weddings, and decorating. She founded The Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, a primary care practice that specializes in treating geriatric health conditions, as well as offering activities, classes and programs designed to help older adults get active and stay active well into old age.

Louis Gossett, Jr., is one of the most respected African American actors in film, television, stage, and voice-over history with a distinct voice that carries quiet authority. A triple-threat talent with an Emmy for Roots, an Oscar for Officer and a Gentleman, and a Golden Globe for The Josephine Baker Story, Gossett is in the upper echelons of elite actors. As an impassioned activist, he firmly believes in giving back to the community and has donated his performance royalties from the Twelve Years a Slave audiobook to his nonprofit organization, the Erascism Foundation, which focuses on planting the seeds of social tolerance with children and eliminating the stigma of racism.