The Nanny Diaries - Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus

The Nanny Diaries

By Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus

  • Release Date - Published: 2007-02-06
  • Book Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • Author: Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 79 Ratings)

The Nanny Diaries Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus read online review & book description:

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 enjoy the delicious anticipation of ridiculously erratic pay. Mostly, must love being treated like fungus found growing out of employers Hermès 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.

Written by two former nannies, The Nanny Diaries deftly punctures the glamour of Manhattan's upper class.

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  • Loved it.

    By Aep8
    Although I absolutely loved this book, I was a live-in nanny at the time I was reading it so it took me forever to finish! I had to keep putting the book down because some of the scenarios just hit too close to home. It was a great read and way better than the movie. I'm now reading the sequel and it's so exciting to revisit the characters so many years later.

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