The Nanny Diaries

by Emma McLaughlin | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1429953659 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingkaila-annwing of Galivants Ferry, South Carolina USA on 2/23/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkaila-annwing from Galivants Ferry, South Carolina USA on Saturday, February 23, 2019
From Amazon:

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.

Journal Entry 2 by wingkaila-annwing at Galivants Ferry, South Carolina USA on Monday, March 11, 2019
Another from the #Rorygilmorereadinglist / #rorygilmorereadingchallenge bites the dust. It was a quick, easy read for a lazy Sunday. Without giving too much away, I know that there are parents like Mr. and Mrs. X out there and my heart broke for all the Grayers and Nanny’s of the world.

Journal Entry 3 by wingkaila-annwing at Conway, South Carolina USA on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (3/18/2019 UTC) at Conway, South Carolina USA

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Sent to Chicvolley99 as part of the wishlist Tag Game.

Journal Entry 4 by wingChicvolley99wing at Denver, Colorado USA on Saturday, March 23, 2019
Received from kaila-ann as part of my wishlist. Thank you so much!

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