The Nanny Diaries

The Nanny Diaries

Written by two former nannies, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, 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

Her parents owned a bookstore, Ursus Books and Prints, which specialized in art and rare books. Like Nanny in the The Nanny Diaries: A Novel, Kraus attended Chapin, an exclusive prep school in New York City, as well as Brown University ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410353610

Category: Literary Criticism

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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: 9781416585893

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: 276

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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 #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-turner” (Booklist). I was twenty-two years old only three weeks out of college. I thought my whole life was beginning...then he kissed me. Jamie McAlister has resigned herself to the fact that in this job market, her painfully expensive degree might only get her a position at Starbucks, when she suddenly lands a prestigious internship at the White House. Although she doesn’t hit it off with the other interns—who come from so much money that ten weeks without a paycheck doesn’t faze them—she is eager to work hard and make the best of the opportunity while it lasts. An unexpected encounter late one evening with the charismatic President Gregory Rutland seems like just a fleeting flirtation, but when he orchestrates clandestine meetings and late-night phone calls, their relationship quickly escalates. Jamie knows what she is doing is wrong: he’s married, he has kids, he’s the President. Yet each time she tries to extricate herself, Greg pulls her back in. With the conflicted desires of the most powerful man in the world driving her to her breaking point, Jamie can’t help but divulge intimate details to those closest to her. But she must have confided in the wrong person, because she soon finds herself, and everyone she cares about, facing calculated public destruction at the hands of Greg’s political enemies, and—perhaps no matter how much he cares about her—at the hands of Greg himself.
Categories: Fiction

Citizen Girl

Citizen Girl

An idealistic young woman enters the business world after college and struggles to earn her dream job in spite of a host of catty co-workers who refuse to acknowledge her talents or ambition.

Author: Emma McLaughlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743266854

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

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An idealistic young woman enters the business world after college and struggles to earn her dream job in spite of a host of catty co-workers who refuse to acknowledge her talents or ambition.
Categories: Fiction

Nanny Returns

Nanny Returns

With its whip-smart dialogue and keen observations on modern life, Nanny Returns shines a hilarious and heartbreaking light on what happens when a community that chose money over love finds itself with neither.

Author: Emma McLaughlin

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 1439169853

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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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 bestselling The Nanny Diaries—and now she’s back. 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. Now she’s back. After living abroad for twelve years, Nan and her husband, Ryan, aka H.H., have returned to New York. As they get her new business off the ground and fix up their fixer-upper, Ryan announces his sudden desire to start a family. His timing couldn’t be worse. To compound the mounting construction and marital chaos, Grayer X, now sixteen years old, makes a drunken, late-night visit, wanting to know why Nan abandoned him all those years ago. In an attempt to assuage her guilt, yet against every instinct, she tries to help Grayer and his younger brother, Stilton, through their parents’ brutal divorce, drawing her back into Mrs. X’s ever-bizarre Upper East Side enclave of power and privilege. With its whip-smart dialogue and keen observations on modern life, Nanny Returns shines a hilarious and heartbreaking light on what happens when a community that chose money over love finds itself with neither.
Categories: Fiction

Dedication

Dedication

Thirteen years after the love of her life abruptly leaves town hours before the senior prom only to become the world's biggest recording star, twenty-nine-year-old Kate Hollis decides to resolve her lingering resentments by confronting him ...

Author: Emma McLaughlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416540144

Category: Fiction

Page: 291

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Thirteen years after the love of her life abruptly leaves town hours before the senior prom only to become the world's biggest recording star, twenty-nine-year-old Kate Hollis decides to resolve her lingering resentments by confronting him during a home visit. By the authors of The Nanny Diaries. Reprint.
Categories: Fiction

The Nanny Diaries

The Nanny Diaries

In order to pay her way through NYU, Nanny takes a job caring for the only son of a wealthy family, where she soon realizes her real job responsibility is making sure the Park Avenue wife who doesn't work, cook, clean, or raise her own ...

Author: Emma McLaughlin

Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: 0312988915

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 714

In order to pay her way through NYU, Nanny takes a job caring for the only son of a wealthy family, where she soon realizes her real job responsibility is making sure the Park Avenue wife who doesn't work, cook, clean, or raise her own child has a smooth day.
Categories: Fiction