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The Nanny Diaries

Written by Emma McLaughlinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola KrausAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Nicola Kraus
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On Sale: April 29, 2002
ISBN: 978-0-7366-9810-8
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On Sale: February 05, 2002
ISBN: 978-0-553-75536-7
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Read by Julia Roberts

Based on the real-life experiences, the inside story on the real lives of the rich and privileged from the women who know all the secrets - the nannies.

The Nanny Diaries deftly skewers the manner in which America's over-privileged raises les petites - as if grooming them for a Best of Show competition. A poignant satire, it punctures the glamor of Manhattan's upper class to tackle head-on the truer state of backstairs Park Avenue.

Struggling to graduate from NYU and afford her microscopic apartment, Nanny takes a job caring for the only son of the wealthy X family. She rapidly learns the insane amount of juggling involved in ensuring that a Park Avenue wife who doesn't work, cook, clean, or raise her own child has a smooth day.

When the X's marriage begins to disintegrate, Nanny's nearly impossible mission becomes maintaining 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 by Emma Mclaughlin and Nicola Kraus
  • April 29, 2002
  • Fiction - Contemporary Women; Fiction
  • Random House Audio
  • $17.50
  • 9780736698108

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