The Nanny Diaries: A Novel

by Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0312291639 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmaryzeewing of Taneytown, Maryland USA on 3/5/2012
Buy from one of these Booksellers:
Amazon.com | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon IT | Bol.com
2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Saturday, March 17, 2012
I recently picked this up at the Book Thing, to share.

From the cover -
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
employer's Hermes 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 X's 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.

Released 7 yrs ago (4/22/2012 UTC) at Day of the Book (street festival) on Howard Avenue in Kensington, Maryland USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

This book will be available at our BookCrossing table at the Day of the Book Festival (from 11-4). Come visit us, despite the weather!

Welcome to BookCrossing!

To the finder of this book:
Hello and congratulations! You have not only found yourself a good book, but a whole community of booklovers dedicated to sharing books with each other and the world at large. I hope you'll stick around a bit and get to know BookCrossing -- maybe even make a journal entry on this book. You may choose to remain anonymous or to join (it's free!) Feel free to read and keep this book, or to pass it on to a friend or even set it out "in the wild" for someone else to find like you did. If you do choose to join and journal, then you can watch the book as it travels - You'll be alerted by email each time someone makes another journal entry. It's all confidential (you're known only by your screen name and no one is ever given your e-mail address), free, and spam-free. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 3 by DianeStraub at Kensington, Maryland USA on Friday, April 27, 2012
Got this book at the Kensington, MD book fair. It was a fun read. I did get annoyed with the main character because she really let her employer take advantage of her!

Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.