The Nanny Diaries: A Novel

by Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0312278586 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ThreeSixNine of Catawba, Wisconsin USA on 12/5/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by ThreeSixNine from Catawba, Wisconsin USA on Monday, December 05, 2005
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 ThreeSixNine at on Tuesday, December 06, 2005

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Sending to Alsgal for Boo's m-bag.

Journal Entry 3 by alsgal from Lewes, Delaware USA on Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Received in the mail yesterday from three104 for Miss-Piggott's M-bag

Journal Entry 4 by alsgal from Lewes, Delaware USA on Sunday, May 07, 2006
Mailing off in Miss-Piggott's Mbag on Monday May 8, 2006

Journal Entry 5 by Miss-Piggott from Roma, Lazio Italy on Monday, July 17, 2006
Seems a light read for vacation time... I wish I really had vacation time this summer...
Arrived with my m-bag this morning!
Thank you girls!

Journal Entry 6 by Miss-Piggott at Roma, Lazio Italy on Saturday, February 18, 2012
I had this book for 6 years and I didn't manage to read it.
So I decided it was about time to let him leave my bookshelf. But I couldn't release it in the wild, where nobody would appreciate it.
So I opted for a safer environment, and the book is currently "living" in the editors' room of's Rome office.
They're either native English speakers or Italians with a perfect knowledge of the English language, so I felt like the book had some chances to be read there.
Hope someone picks it up and reads it, sooner or later!

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