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3.46 out of 53.46 out of 53.46 out of 53.46 out of 53.46 out of 5 3.46 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Quinn Narrator: Julia Gibson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2005 ISBN: 9781440743559
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Wicked pleasure, a smirk at the savage underbelly of Manhattan's private kindergartens. A turbocharged Park Avenue mom, downsized from her corporate job and marriage, dreams up a new business: helping upscale New Yorkers get their little darlings into the 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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Redfox5 | 2/6/2011

    " Fun, easy read. Made me laugh loads. Made me feel glad I'll never have that much money to put my kids in private school. Recommened for chick lit lovers :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Martha | 1/29/2011

    " A sad glimpse into the world of the wealthy and the impoverished existence that they lead. It was kind of funny and cute, although too much religion for my taste. I don't really recommend it unless you need an excuse to lay in your hammock. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 mrs.mfc | 1/7/2011

    " This book was miserable to read. Hated it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adele | 9/30/2010

    " Sort of silly, but diverting - it took me back to my non-halcyon days as a Fairfield County nanny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 9/28/2010

    " Silly book. But, I finished it anyway :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anteater | 9/5/2010

    " Thoroughly enjoyable and seemed very true to life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 8/21/2010

    " I had fun while reading this book. Great fiction that is a great escape! It reminded me a lot of the Nanny Diaries, but based in the world of the cut-throat private pre-schools of Manhattan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elise | 8/2/2010

    " I read this book when I was about 13 and I used it as a resource in an exam. I got top marks. This is my goodluck book. "

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About the Narrator

Julia Gibson received an MFA from New York University. She has appeared on Broadway and other major stages in New York, as well as regional theaters from Dallas to San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, and more. Gibson has played major roles in productions such as The Seagull, Angels in America, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her television and film credits include Michael Clayton, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Spin City, and One Life to Live.