The Nanny Diaries

The Nanny Diaries

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.

Author: Emma McLaughlin

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429953658

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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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.
Categories: Fiction

A Study Guide for Nicola Kraus Emma McLaughlin s The Nanny Diaries

A Study Guide for Nicola Kraus Emma McLaughlin s  The Nanny Diaries

The Nanny Diaries: A Novel (2002) is a humorous but revealing novel by two former nannies, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. Drawing on their many experiences as childcare providers while in college in New York City, the pair created a ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410353610

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 23

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Nanny Returns

Nanny Returns

More than four million readers fell in love with Nan, the smart, spirited, and sympathetic heroine of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Nanny Diaries.

Author: Emma McLaughlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416585893

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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More than four million readers fell in love with Nan, the smart, spirited, and sympathetic heroine of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Nanny Diaries. After living abroad for twelve years, Nan and her husband, Ryan, aka H.H., have returned to New York to get her new business off the ground and fix up their fixer-upper. To compound the mounting construction woes and marital chaos of Ryan announcing his sudden desire to start a family, sixteen-year-old Grayer X makes a drunken, late-night visit wanting to know why Nan abandoned him all those years ago. Soon she is drawn back into Mrs. X's ever-bizarre Upper East Side conclave of power and privilege in this "eminently readable" and "surprisingly affecting" (Entertainment Weekly) tale of what happens when a community that chooses money over love finds itself with neither.
Categories: Fiction

How to Be a Grown Up

How to Be a Grown Up

Rory McGovern is entering the ostensible prime of her life when her husband, Blake, loses his dream job and announces he feels like 'taking a break.

Author: Emma McLaughlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451643473

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Rory McGovern is entering the ostensible prime of her life when her husband, Blake, loses his dream job and announces he feels like 'taking a break.' Rory was already spread thin and now she is single-parenting two kids. Her only hope is to accept a full-time position working for two full-time twenty-somethings.
Categories: Fiction

Between You and Me

Between You and Me

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 ...

Author: Emma McLaughlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439188200

Category: Fiction

Page: 259

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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.
Categories: Fiction

The First Affair

The First Affair

The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Nanny Diaries return with “a convincing portrait of a damaged young woman whose head is turned by the attentions of a dashing and powerful political figure.…An utterly absorbing page ...

Author: Emma McLaughlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451643435

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The official movie tie-in novelization of the highly anticipated sequel to 2009’s blockbuster feature film Star Trek! Pioneering director J.J. Abrams has delivered an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. Star Trek Into Darkness, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, and Peter Weller, arrives on May 17th, 2013.
Categories: Fiction

Over You

Over You

The authors of the bestselling novel The Nanny Diaries, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, bring you the story of a girl who gets her heart broken…and figures out a foolproof way to get over her ex.

Author: Emma McLaughlin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062190239

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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The authors of the bestselling novel The Nanny Diaries, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, bring you the story of a girl who gets her heart broken…and figures out a foolproof way to get over her ex. Over You’s Max Scott had a hard time getting over Hugo, the boy who dumped her. Now it’s Max’s mission to help NYC girls get over their broken hearts fast, and with dignity. Now Max’s life is better than she ever imagined it could be. Her new business, Ex, Inc., is booming. Better still, her friendship with Ben, a truly sweet guy, could turn romantic. But when Hugo reenters the picture, Max realizes that she isn’t over him. At all. Funny, touching, and romantic, Over You is the kind of book every girl will fall head over heels for.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

The Nanny Diaries Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (2002) The Nanny Diaries tells the story of Nanny, a New York University student paying her way through university by looking after the children of rich families in Manhattan.

Author: Geoff Hamilton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438116945

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

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Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.
Categories: Fiction

The Nanny Manual

The Nanny Manual

25 The Help, Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Movie Studios, August 20, 2011. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Help_(film) 26 Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, The Nanny Diaries: A Novel (New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2002).

Author: Alyce Desrosiers

Publisher: Chirp Publishing

ISBN: 9780981577319

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 274

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What's the secret to hiring the right nanny? The thought of leaving your child in the care of a stranger can seem daunting—but it doesn't have to be that way. With compassion and clarity, The Nanny Manual, takes parents on a journey of self-discovery through their heart, soul and mind to help them with one of the most important hiring decisions they'll ever make. Whether investigating the viability of choice for working mothers, debunking the myth of perfection that is Mary Poppins, or exploring the minefields of emotions, values and the hiring process, The Nanny Manual prepares parents for that important day when they leave their child in the care of another.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Real Real

The Real Real

As the producers manipulate the lives of their "characters" to heighten the drama, and Us Weekly covers become a regular occurrence for Jesse, she must struggle to remember one thing: the difference between real and the real real.

Author: Emma McLaughlin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061911422

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

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The bestselling authors of The Nanny Diaries introduce a new heroine to root for: Jesse O'Rourke, coffee barista, high school senior, and unwitting reality TV star. Imagine there was never a Laguna Beach, a Newport Harbor, the shimmering Hills. Imagine that your hometown—your school—is the first place XTV descends to set up cameras. Now imagine they've trained them on you. When Jesse O'Rourke gets picked for a "documentary" being filmed at her school in the Hamptons she's tempted to turn down the offer. But there's a tuition check attached to being on the show, and Jesse needs the cash so she can be the first in her family to attend college. All she has to do is trade her best friend for the glam clique she's studiously avoided, her privacy for a 24/7 mike, and her sense of right and wrong for "what sells on camera." . . . At least there's one bright spot in the train wreck that is her suddenly public senior year: Jesse's crush has also made the cast. As the producers manipulate the lives of their "characters" to heighten the drama, and Us Weekly covers become a regular occurrence for Jesse, she must struggle to remember one thing: the difference between real and the real real.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction