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The Avon Theatre and Barrett Bookstore present
An Evening with Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films

Ms. Nevins will be discussing and signing copies of her new book
You Don’t Look Your Age… And Other Fairy Tales

Copies of the book and audio book will be on sale in the theatre lobby


In You Don’t Look Your Age… and Other Fairy Tales (Flatiron Books), the famed documentary producer finally steps out from behind the camera and takes her place front and center. In her collection of essays, Nevins reflects on an unfinished life with comical honesty and a refusal to sugar-coat subjects ranging from anxiety to cosmetic surgery. 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.

The audiobook release features readings by such celebrated figures as Christine Baranski, Kathy Bates, Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Katie Couric, Blythe Danner, Lena Dunham, Edie Falco, Whoopi Goldberg, Gayle King, Diane Lane, Gloria Steinem, Meryl Streep, 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


Sheila Nevins is president, HBO Documentary Films, responsible for overseeing the development and production of all documentaries for HBO, HBO2 and Cinemax. As an executive producer or producer, she has received 32 Primetime Emmy® Awards, 34 News and Documentary Emmys® and 42 George Foster Peabody Awards. During her tenure, HBO’s critically acclaimed documentaries have gone on to win 26 Academy Awards®, including such films as CITIZEN FOUR (2015), A GIRL IN THE RIVER: THE PRICE OF FORGIVENESS (2016), CRISIS HOTLINE: VETERANS PRESS 1 (2015), SAVING FACE (2012), STRANGERS NO MORE (2011), MUSIC BY PRUDENCE (2010), SMILE PINKI (2009), and BORN INTO BROTHELS (2005).

Nevins has been honored with several prestigious career achievement awards including the 2009 Governors’ Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and was made an NYU Tisch School of the Arts Honoree. She is also the recipient of a 2008 Gotham Awards Tribute; a 2005 Emmy® Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the art of the documentary; and a Personal Peabody in 1999 in recognition of her work and ongoing commitment to excellence. In 2003, Women in Film presented Nevins with a Lucy Award for her outstanding achievements in advancing documentary filmmaking. In 2002, the National Board of Review presented her with the Humanitarian Award for her contribution to the advancement of social reforms and the promotion of human welfare through film. Nevins holds a BA from Barnard College and an MFA from Yale University School of Drama in Directing.


Avon Carte Blanche Members: FREE
Avon Members: $10
Non-Members: $15

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RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes





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