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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (4,639 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus Narrator: Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2004 ISBN: 9780743549035
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Another biting satire from Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, Authors of the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Nanny Diaries.

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 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 story that is startlingly relevant. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ms. McLaughlin and Ms. Kraus have created a readable, lively book…an entertaining read that puts in perspective just how crazy all workplaces are. Whether they’re for profit or nonprofit, no one seems to know what they’re doing. And they certainly can’t communicate it to their underlings, much less the board of directors. That bit of social commentary in itself makes this book a welcome addition to its genre: instead of a decent husband, our heroine seeks a sane boss. Funny that they’re equally elusive.” 

    New York Sun

  • “The young authors have a knack for comedy, and there are priceless scenes here, some set at career fairs and in the halls of NYU, that will delight cubicle dwellers everywhere.” 

    Hampton Family Life

  • “[A] hyperventilating satire…witty and biting.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “McLaughlin and Kraus deftly satirize postfeminist, postmodern, twenty-first-century America, using management jargon and hipster slang with equal precision. More remarkable is the subtlety with which Girl’s story moves from the dreary-yet-familiar world of demanding bosses and unrewarding work into the realm of nightmares. The authors have conjured up a vision of America that’s just this side of dystopian, and their funhouse-mirror worldview generates its own strange suspense.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Harville | 2/13/2014

    " Read a lot like The Nanny Diaries. Your heart goes out to the main character in trying to establish herself professionally and she become somewhat of a heroin. Keep me interested. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brie Klein-fowler | 1/24/2014

    " I can only say "meh." The Nanny Diaries was better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nataly | 1/5/2014

    " still in chapter begining.. agak ngebosenin..moga2 next chapter ada kemajuan.. I prefer the nanny diary... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy Hillis | 1/1/2014

    " I was so not in love for this book. I wanted to enjoy it, but I decided to find another book to enjoy, instead. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brittany Wilmes | 12/31/2013

    " Blech. This book bogs itself down by referring to most main characters by some non-name (Girl, Guy, Buster), or a grossly stereotypical gender reference (Kat, Rex). And that's just the beginning. I forced myself to chop away at this book, but finally gave up about 80 pages short of the finish. All the not-knowing filled me with frustration. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Coatesj | 12/30/2013

    " Overall such a let down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 12/17/2013

    " These chicks are geniuses. Smart and hilarious and 100% the truth. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maria Elaina | 12/6/2013

    " This book appeared to be a fun beach read. I ended up not even being able to get past the first 20 pages or so. There were far too many characters and the chapters jumped around. I would NOT recommend this book to anyone!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amanda J | 9/21/2013

    " Bizzare, crass and meandering; a complete waste of time. Thank goodness I got this off the bargain bin or I would be demanding my money back from the authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyndi Evers | 8/9/2013

    " The Nanny Diaries was a much better book, but this one was entertaining for a quick read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kasia | 8/4/2013

    " Must be a love it or hate it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Megan | 7/29/2013

    " Maybe The Nanny Diaries was a fluke for these authors, as it's the only thing they've written that I enjoyed...I did not like this. It just made me feel depressed about the lack of morals in the world today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elsa | 7/28/2013

    " I read this years ago and enjoyed it quite a bit. The topic isn't as splashy as the Nanny Diaries, but the writing had the same wit and spark. Even now, years later, there are parts that I still remember vividly. Given my memory, that's saying something! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marisa | 5/4/2013

    " Read the actual book, not the audiobook... but couldn't find it in the search! Thought this would be a good vacation read, and it wasn't. Bummer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 2/8/2013

    " As a feminist, I was intrigued and outraged! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/4/2013

    " Didn't like it as well as The Nanny Diaries. It could have been tighter. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lenka Shahinian | 8/12/2012

    " Made it to page 50, painful to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Catherine | 5/17/2012

    " Quite possibly the worst book I've ever read. The main character is not realistic, and just plain annoying. I almost didn't even bother to finish it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Xtaniusha | 2/23/2012

    " This book sucked. Simple as that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cherie Galyon | 1/2/2012

    " I found this book somewhat disturbing and disjointed and not as delightful as the first book from this duo. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cinnamingirl | 12/11/2011

    " Good for a Sunday spent reading. I can see how it's a satire, but it's merely observational. Yeah, we know the economy and all that sucks right now. Did we really need a novel written about it? In addition to be boring and cliche... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca Miller | 10/11/2011

    " I was totally bummed by this book! I loved Nanny Diaries ... and being the same authors - I expected Citizen Girl to be wonderful ... definitely NOT the case! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Svl | 10/9/2011

    " This is absolutely one of the worst books I've ever read. Ugh! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dena | 9/5/2011

    " Worst book ever. I skipped to the end just to see what happened. It was awful. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristin Saper | 8/6/2011

    " Boo... a poor follow-up to the nanny diaries. you won't see this one in the movie theaters... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Abeni | 6/17/2011

    " This was a quick read, a decent beach book. I wanted there to be some development in some direction for the main character, but she remained pretty static throughout--naive, passive, and I got bored with her before the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 5/9/2011

    " Some funny, "cute" parts running on mainly twenty-something mentality. But through out most of the book, you never really get a handle on what"girl" actually does for a living, and the scary thing is, she doesn't know either. Weird book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 4/29/2011

    " Oh boy was this bad! I'm only giving it two stars because the concept of the story was very good. Somehow the whole thing was just a big messy miss! The character "girl" is super annoying and the positions she gets herself into are just stupid...... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emily | 3/6/2011

    " Poop. I can't believe I even finished this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 2/20/2011

    " This was a good book to take on vacation. It's not life changing or anything lovely like that, still it was enjoyable all the same. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 JoAnn | 2/4/2011

    " i cant believe i read this whole book! for the first time ever i actually disliked a book i read - but finished the whole thing... i gave 1 star bc somehow i did finish it, though it drove me nuts the whole time! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emily | 1/29/2011

    " I only got a few chapters into this book, but it contained foul language, crude subject matters, and a pointless and boring plot, so I put it down. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/13/2011

    " I kept reading this book thinking it would get better. It doesn't. Horrid book. "

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