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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 Narrator: Kathe Mazur Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 preschooler. 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 Hermès 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. Written by two former nannies, The Nanny Diaries deftly punctures the glamour of Manhattan’s upper class.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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