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The nanny diaries : a novel

Author: Emma McLaughlin; Nicola Kraus
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2003, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st St. Martin's Griffin edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Humorous fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emma McLaughlin; Nicola Kraus
ISBN: 0312291639 9780312291631
OCLC Number: 51895582
Description: 305 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus.

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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 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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