Atria, Hardcover, 9780743266857, 320pp.
Publication Date: November 16, 2004
Working in a world where a college degree qualifies her to make photocopies and color-coordinate file folders, twenty-four-year-old Girl is struggling to keep up with the essential trinity of food, shelter, and student loans. So when she finally lands the job of her dreams she ignores her misgivings and concentrates on getting the job done...whatever that may be.
Sharply observed and devastatingly funny, "Citizen Girl" captures with biting accuracy what it means to be young and female in the new economy. A personal glimpse into an impersonal world, "Citizen Girl" is edgy and heartfelt, an entertaining read that is startlingly relevant.
Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin are the authors of The Nanny Diaries and Citizen Girl. They live and work in New York City. Please visit their website at www.emmaandnicola.com.