The Nanny Diaries

The Nanny Diaries

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Read by Julia Roberts Based on the real-life experiences, 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 over-privileged raises les petites - as if grooming them for a Best of Show competition. A poignant satire, it punctures the glamor 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 X's 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.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 126 x 140 x 26mm | 222.26g
  • Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0739317733
  • 9780739317730

About Emma McLaughlin

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus have eight combined years of experience as nannies to some of Manhattan's wealthiest families. They live in New York City.show more

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