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2.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 5 2.88 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus Narrator: Julia Roberts Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2002 ISBN: 9780553755367
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WANTED:
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 geting 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 employer's Hermes 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 X's 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 important, 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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 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 "

  • 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? "

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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.