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Fans of New York Times bestseller The Nanny Diaries will rejoice in this wickedly hilarious novel. Ivy Ames loses her job and husband in the same day. To pay for her daughters’ private schooling, she starts a new business helping wealthy Manhattanites get their résumé-toting youngsters into the best kindergartens. Soon her clients include media moguls, mob bosses and a lesbian couple that believes their adopted African-American disabled son is “the triple crown of diversity,” who schools will clamor to enroll. Prepare to laugh uncontrollably—and possibly be a little frightened—by this witty look at our sometimes preposterous society. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A very funny and frequently eye-popping tale of unnatural selection in the jungle of New York City’s private kindergartens. Karen Quinn introduces us to a crazy world where parental ambition gets passed on to kids like a disease and childhoods are traded like stocks. If you think you may be a neurotic parent, read this and feel sane.”

    Allison Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of I Don’t Know How She Does It

  • “I laughed delightedly with the wry laugh of a parent who had been there.”

    Elizabeth Buchan, New York Times bestselling author

  • “If the fact-based exposé of spoiled socialites and their offspring in The Nanny Diaries made you snicker, then tales of Manhattan’s elite trying to get their tots into private schools is sure to make you smirk condescendingly…The Ivy Chronicles delivers.”

    Boston Herald

  • “Hilarious, spirited, and wise. With humor and heart, Karen Quinn brilliantly skewers the insanely competitive world of wealth we love to hate.”

    Leslie Schnur, author of The Dog Walker

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sheeba | 5/16/2011

    " new yorkers ARE crazy... simple read, but really fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elaine | 4/16/2011

    " Hilarious!!! Couldn't stop reading.... from the moment Ivy lost her job till the very end - this story doesn't stop surprising, doesn't stop making you smile! In simple words: I just loved it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ashley FL | 3/26/2011

    " 2.5 stars. Almost a fun book in the vein of "I don't know how she does it", it teeters on the edge of the ridiculous and, ultimately, it's just a bit too over-the-top for me to give it three stars in good conscience. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Luana | 3/26/2011

    " I thought this book started out with real potential to be a good "junk" read. I ended up a little disappointed. Some parts were funny, I'll give it that, but that is about all I will give it. "

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