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The Nanny Diaries - Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
The Nanny Diaries
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Wanted:One young woman to take care of four-year-old boy.Must be cheerful, enthusiastic and selfless-bordering on masochisticMust relish sixteen-hour shifts with a deliberately nap-deprived pre-schoolerMust love getting thrown up on, literally and figuratively, by everyone in his familyMust enjoy... show more
Wanted:One young woman to take care of four-year-old boy.Must be cheerful, enthusiastic and selfless-bordering on masochisticMust relish sixteen-hour shifts with a deliberately nap-deprived pre-schoolerMust love getting thrown up on, literally and figuratively, by everyone in his familyMust enjoy the delicious anticipation of ridiculously erratic payMostly, must love being treated like fungus found growing out of employers Hermes bag. Those who take it personally need not apply.Who wouldn't want this job?Struggling to graduate from NYU and afford her microscopic studio apartment, Nanny takes a position caring for the only son of the wealthy X family. She rapidly learns the insane amount of juggling involved to ensure that a Park Avenue wife who doesn't work, cook, clean, or raise her own child has a smooth day. When the Xs marriage begins to disintegrate, Nanny ends up involved way beyond the bounds of human decency or good taste. Her tenure with the X family becomes a nearly impossible mission to maintain the mental health of their four-year-old, her own integrity and, most importantly, her sense of humor. Over nine tense months Mrs. X and Nanny perform the age-old dance of decorum and power as they test the limits of modern-day servitude.The Nanny Diaries deftly skewers the manner in which America's over-privileged raise les petites over-privileged-as if grooming them for a Best in Show competition. Written by two former nannies, this alternately comic and poignant satire punctures the glamour of Manhattan's upper class.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780312278588 (0312278586)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 306
Edition language: English
Series: Nanny (#1)
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Little Miss Book Freak
Little Miss Book Freak rated it
3.5 The Nanny Diaries/ Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin
3.5 stars I gave this book 3.5 stars because it was a cute book- the kind you can read during a reading slump not because it was terrific, but because it was very light and didn't really demand your complete attention. things I liked- the book was very humorous and fun, you loved to hate some o...
Books Eater
Books Eater rated it
2.0 The Nanny Diaries
It's an ok book.
danae
danae rated it
I like this book about as much as i like The Devil Wears Prada. Maybe a little bit more. They are very similar. I really came to care a lot about 4-year-old Grayer and it made me sad for real kids like him. (Review written on August 21, 2014.)
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4.0 The Nanny Diaries (Nanny #1) by Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
Wanted: One young woman to take care of four-year-old boy. Must be cheerful, enthusiastic and selfless--bordering on masochistic. Must relish sixteen-hour shifts with a deliberately nap-deprived preschooler. Must love getting thrown up on, literally and figuratively, by everyone in his family. Must ...
Wrenegade
Wrenegade rated it
2.0 The Nanny Diaries: A Novel
I used to read a few pages of this whenever S and I went to Value Village because there was always a copy there...unfortunately Value Village closed so I had to finish it elsewhere. Meh writing, subject matter is kinda like watching a train wreck...you can't look away. Quick light read.
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