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The Nanny Diaries

Author : Emma McLaughlin
ISBN : 1429953659
Genre : Fiction
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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 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.

Nanny Returns

Author : Nicola Kraus
ISBN : 9781847377746
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 53. 88 MB
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Ten years after the fateful night when Nan was fired, she returns to New York with her husband, HH. Finally settling in to build a permanent home and get her consulting business off the ground, Nan's plans are derailed by HH's sudden desire to start a family - and her surpisingly strong resistance to the idea. Matters are further complicated by a late-night, drunken visit from a now fifteen-year-old Grayer, who's stumbled upon the nanny-cam tape Nan made on her last night in his mother's employment - and wants some answers. Racked with guilt and struggling to find a way to help Grayer and his seven-year-old brother, Stilton, through their parents' vicious divorce, Nan finds herself getting sucked into the Upper East Side world of wealth, power and dysfunction all over again. Set against the backdrop of a Manhattan economy cracking along the fault lines, The Nanny Returns plumbs the humour and heartbreak of a community who chose money over love, only to find the money evaporate - and their children ready to tell all.

Citizen Girl

Author : Emma McLaughlin
ISBN : 0786274336
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 90. 75 MB
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A New York Times BestsellerSharply observed and devastatingly funny, Citizen Girl captures with biting accuracy what it means to be young and female in the new economy. The highly anticipated second novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Nanny Diaries is edgy, heartfelt, and startlingly relevant.

Between You And Me

Author : Emma McLaughlin
ISBN : 9781439188200
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 60. 21 MB
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Reunited with her cousin Kelsey when a job offer returns her to the home of her unhappy childhood in Oklahoma, Logan risks everything to secure her cousin's happiness while Kelsey's celebrity and controlling parents threaten her efforts to live a normal life. By the authors of The Nanny Diaries. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.

Primates Of Park Avenue

Author : Wednesday Martin
ISBN : 9781476762623
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 90. 92 MB
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Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! The book that has outraged the social elite! “Eye-popping.” —People “Amusing, perceptive and…deliciously evil.” —The New York Times Book Review “Juicy, sexy, bawdy stuff.” —New York Daily News “Think Gossip Girl, but with a sociological study of the parents.” —InStyle.com Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and primatology, she tried looking at her new world through that lens, and suddenly things fell into place. She understood the other mothers’ snobbiness at school drop-off when she compared them to olive baboons. Her obsessional quest for a Hermes Birkin handbag made sense when she realized other females wielded them to establish dominance in their troop. And so she analyzed tribal migration patterns; display rituals; physical adornment, mutilation, and mating practices; extra-pair copulation; and more. Her conclusions are smart, thought-provoking, and hilariously unexpected. Every city has its Upper East Side, and in Wednesday’s memoir, readers everywhere will recognize the strange cultural codes of powerful social hierarchies and the compelling desire to climb them. They will also see that Upper East Side mothers want the same things for their children that all mothers want—safety, happiness, and success—and not even sky-high penthouses and chauffeured SUVs can protect this ecologically released tribe from the universal experiences of anxiety and loss. When Wednesday’s life turns upside down, she learns how deep the bonds of female friendship really are. Intelligent, funny, and heartfelt, Primates of Park Avenue lifts a veil on a secret, elite world within a world—the exotic, fascinating, and strangely familiar culture of privileged Manhattan motherhood.

A Study Guide For Nicola Kraus Emma Mclaughlin S The Nanny Diaries

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410353610
Genre : Literary Criticism
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So Close

Author : Emma McLaughlin
ISBN : 1940716764
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 82. 66 MB
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From the #1 best-selling authors of "The Nanny Dairies," "Citizen Girl," "Dedication," and "How To Be A Grown-Up" comes a scandalous tale of a different kind of employer/employee relationship.

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