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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (220,589 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2002 ISBN: 9780736698108
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Based on the real-life experiences and 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 overprivileged raise les petits—as if grooming them for a best-of-show competition. A poignant satire, it punctures the glamour 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 Xes' 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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 2/13/2014

    " I was more astounded by the family and how they treated Nanny more than anything. It was a good book but to know there are actual people like them.....scary, especially as I am working as a nanny now (thank goodness I have a family who treats me like actual family and not the help!). I think this book is very true to what life as a nanny is like, and relatable to those who are not nannies themselves and those who are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lacey | 1/31/2014

    " I don't care what anyone says, I love this book. It's well-written, evocative, thoughtful, poignant, and so sweet. Sure, it's a little ridiculous. It brand-drops and name-drops and spends a lot of time on what seems like superficial details; all of these details work in the service of some great character development, though. We all know where this train wreck is headed from the opening paragraph, but the way we get there is anxious, tearful, and wrenching. A great read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peni Desiana | 1/28/2014

    " Judulnya Diaries. Tapi bentuknya bukan diary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chau | 1/24/2014

    " I didn't like the way the ending is done. I think it could've been written better to tie up the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mariah | 1/19/2014

    " Gosh after all that reading and melodrama nothing at the end. I was disappointed with absolutely no resolution-the character didn't even seem to learn anything! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sofie | 1/18/2014

    " it felt like the book was just a long list of happenings I didn't feel like i cared if something bad happend to one of the characters. it was just some words put together on a page to entertain the eyes not the mind. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Longbeverly | 1/16/2014

    " i read the first couple chapters and could tell where it was going, so i didn't finish it. it just wasn't interesting to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 1/16/2014

    " One of the few books where the movie is actually better. The ending just left you hanging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zoya Gleizer | 11/21/2013

    " It may not be great literature, but I sure enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 11/14/2013

    " The nanny diaries was a great book. i find that it is more of what i call a beach read. just a small funny book. i enjoyed it very much and the caracters were great! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathie Brean | 10/13/2013

    " '"Impossible to put down"...Vogue' - I wish. Darn it...another book I have to force myself to finish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thalia | 9/22/2013

    " I thought this would be funnier. Instead it was cliche and mildly entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 9/12/2013

    " A quick easy read, just right for when you don't want to have to think too much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daijeri Smith | 7/29/2013

    " Gives you a great look into just how much kids get neglected by uppity rich snobs. No I don't think all rich people are uppity snobs, but these particular people, WOW. That poor kid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassie Meyer | 7/9/2013

    " Not a bad travel read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carina Diaz | 3/5/2013

    " Funny book to read. I read it a few years ago on a plane ride to Puerto Rico to pass the time. Super funny! But definitely not a MUST read book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee | 12/7/2012

    " Fast read started it friday nite finished it Sunday, story moved along quick and entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 8/29/2012

    " Read it a long time ago, liked it. Seemed original at the time and more surprising then now, before reality tv "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn | 8/12/2012

    " Julia Roberts read this to me in an audio book. ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M | 8/8/2012

    " Easy beach read, you could finish it in one afternoon of laziness and not feel like you completely wasted your time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 8/7/2012

    " Fun, light read. Fun to read how the "other" side lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lydia Aswolf | 5/24/2012

    " Great voice and very relatable character, but the lackluster, rather limp ending left me lukewarm. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 5/4/2012

    " Lightweight but interesting social commentary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elsa | 4/24/2012

    " One of my favorite chick-lit books ever. In fact, I think I'd like to read it again. Right now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 12/10/2011

    " As a former preschool teacher, I really enjoyed this book. While I was not in the same situation as the main character, I found the whole story humorous and I couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 11/24/2011

    " 3.5 stars. I had no desire to read this book because I'd already seen the movie but I was on vacation and desperate so I did and really liked it. Definitely better than the movie (of course). It kind of felt like I was watching Real Housewives of New York. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eden | 5/20/2011

    " it's like the novel version of people magazine - perfect for the gym but you don't really want anyone to see you reading it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alvi | 5/15/2011

    " Funny.....but get boring at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 5/13/2011

    " this book didn't hold my interest..surprisingly enough. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 5/10/2011

    " the story was good and definitely emotional but they used the f word enough that it was actually distracting. I know I shouldnt have expected a happy ending, but it was just so sad. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chelsea | 5/8/2011

    " I found this book very hard to follow, even after watching the movie first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Therese | 5/7/2011

    " that wicked mrs. x .... great details, you feel like you're in the ny apartment house "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 5/6/2011

    " This was a little bit of my life for 11 months in NJ...... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 5/5/2011

    " Very entertaining chick lit. I powered through it in one day. I was definitely rooting for the main character. Great "fluffy" read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsay | 4/22/2011

    " I needed a light read, and I went in not expecting much. But I do believe there are better light reads out there. Suggestions, anyone? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 4/20/2011

    " I really loved the humor and audacity of this book. I'd read it again. "

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About the Author
Author Emma McLaughlin

Emma McLaughlin is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Dedication, Citizen Girl, and Nanny Returns. The Nanny Diaries, the longest-running New York Times bestseller for 2002, was made into a major motion picture in 2007 starring Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, and Alicia Keys. She has made guest appearances on a number of television shows, including the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, and The View. She has contributed to the New York Times and the London Times. In addition to writing for television and film, McLaughlin travels the country speaking to young women about gender issues in American corporate culture.