The nanny diaries: a novel
Wanted: 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 pre-schooler 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 Hermes 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. The Nanny Diaries deftly skewers the manner in which America's over-privileged raise les petites over-privileged-as if grooming them for a Best in Show competition. Written by two former nannies, this alternately comic and poignant satire punctures the glamour of Manhattan's upper class.
Level 4.9, 14 Points
Level 4.9, 14 Points
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|Grouping Author||mclaughlin emma|
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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.
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|isbn||031237433, 9780312278588, 9780312948047, 9780312983079, 9780739350003|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Annex, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000177394|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|St. Martin's Press,|2002.|305 p. ; 22 cm., overdrive:b89889ef-2289-4754-9a4f-d28b9f4628f6|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2002||
|series||The Nanny Diaries|
|series_with_volume||The Nanny Diaries||
|subject_facet||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 Series, Book 1, The nanny diaries : a novel / Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus|
|title_short||The nanny diaries :|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Literature, Nannies, Rich people|