The nanny diaries: a novel
What do you do when you are a nanny to an obscenely rich Park Avenue matron named X? Mrs. X refuses to do anything for herself, including cook, clean, or take care of her four-year-old son. You are expected to do everything, including maintaining the mental health of said four-year-old, even while Mrs. X decides that it is time for a divorce. You'll have to bear up under the strain with wit and panache, even as the boundaries between your working life and your so-called private life blur, merge, and disappear. The symbiotic relationship between parent and nanny ensures that your life will be spent anticipating and fulfilling the needs of your charge and your employer. Have fun! The readers of this book certainly will.
Level 4.9, 14 Points
Level 4.9, 14 Points
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|Grouping Title||nanny diaries|
|Grouping Author||emma mclaughlin|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-10-20 04:51:18AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-10-20 05:05:52AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780736687478|
|available_at_addison||Addison Public Library|
|detailed_location_addison||2nd Floor- Adult Books|
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|display_description||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.
|local_callnumber_addison||FIC MCLAUGHL E.|
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library|
|owning_location_addison||Addison Public Library|
|series||The Nanny Diaries|
|series_with_volume||The Nanny Diaries||
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Nannies -- Fiction
Park Avenue (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Rich people -- Fiction
|title_display||The nanny diaries : a novel|
|title_full||The Nanny Diaries|
The nanny diaries : a novel / Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
|title_short||The nanny diaries|