The Nanny Diaries

By Emma Mclaughlin; Nicola Kraus; Julia Roberts (Read by)
(Random House Audio, Compact Disc, Abridged, 9780739317730)

Publication Date: June 21, 2004

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, Audio Cassette

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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.




About the Author

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus have eight combined years of experience as nannies to some of Manhattan's wealthiest families. They live in New York City.

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