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  1. F Macias-Mossman F Macias-Mossman says:

    It is one long anecdote disguised as a novel A lot like Devil Wears Prada it is just a laundry list of incidents while working for the shallow designer clad perfectionist It reads like an article in Us Weekly In Touch and or the Mecca of all celebrity rag mag's People What it is clearly the flaw in novels like Nanny Diaries and Devil Wears Prada is that the protagonist fumbles through the novel lacking any goal or purpose Instead these idealists cute but not too cute young women lament over the horrors of working for demanding woman and display their own shallowness by painstakingly describing every brand and designer as if reciting some holy mantra However what I'll give Nanny Credit for over Prada is that at least Nanny is short and concise Truly a gossip column of did you know whereas Devil painfully goes on an onIt’s a definitely a light read reuiring very little from the reader However from a cultural perspective it is interesting how we continue to vilify the successful woman and how we must focus on her flaws Even interesting is how the one doing the undercutting is other women I don't dare pretend that these hardened woman don't exist but rather that there is now a whole market exploiting them

  2. Stacey Stacey says:

    This book was a gift while I was working as a nanny At first it was funny with all of the little observations that all nannies make mainly about a certain small subsection of women who hire nannies the wealthy entitled narcissistic bitches As the story progresses it becomes obvious that the children are the losers the parents have no business being parents and the nannies do nothing to help make the family a better place Instead they whine about mistreatment go along with abuse and try to replace the parent with their own immature version of love The account was infuriating because there was a great deal of truth in it and it made me so upset recognizing the same characteristics in children nannies and parents of my acuaintance that I finally refused to finish the last few chapters What made the whole thing worse is that the book is written in a vain selfish masuerading as selfless preening whiny voice that made me want to reach through the page and tell her to grow some cojones and take a writing class or two Thanks but no thanks this book is a binner

  3. Jennifer Holland Jennifer Holland says:

    I read this during a series of fifteen minute breaks at my job In the interest of full disclosure I have a bit of a grudge against any book packaged as chick lit the literary euivalent of low cal fast food However I thoroughly enjoyed both The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing and Prep and understand that genuinely good fiction is sometimes whored out with candy colored covers so they'll sell and I'm always happy to be taken by surprise when that's the case Not so with this book Now I love the blood letting of rich people just as much as the next person but I got no satisfaction here I hated the protagonist just as much as the mother for never standing up for herself or little Grayson and I found her relationship with the Harvard Hottie HH? Is that a nod to Humbert Humbert Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus? I promise it will be lost on your readers completely implausible It seemed like the authors were attempting to draw some sort of parallel between their relationship and that of Grayson's parents ie this could be you in twenty years Nanny but then they chickened out And the ending is terrible Nanny can't even tell off that bitch to her face she has to videotape it

  4. L A i N E Y L A i N E Y says:

    I read this book back when I was in college This was actually the very first non middle grade English book I ever bought I had only bought some of Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries before then But that was about it and none of that felt as grown up to me as The Nanny Diaries Hmm I just realized they were both 'diaries' huh? and to think I've never been one to keep any sort whatsoever AnywhoI still remember how I was so awed by the writing from the very first chapter it was so sophisticated for my college aged English as a foreign language mind Too sophisticated in fact I remembered using a dictionary manyyy times throughout reading the whole thing I was tempted to go back and see if it really was that good or I was just awfully deficient in my English at that point in time And I certainly will if only I could actually find the damn bookPs I decided to lower my rating to 4 stars since it was probably my impressionable self who gave it all 5 stars at first Although it will remain in my favorite shelf for mostly nostalgic reason ;Ps2 Grayer was such a cute name

  5. Madeline Madeline says:

    If you must insist on reading chick lit I recommend this one There's a romantic subplot and lots of shopping and snarky best friend banter of course but the main relationship in the story is between the main character called Nan or Nanny by everyone in the story and her four year old charge Grayer Both authors used to be nannies in New York City and you can tell they really enjoyed venting their frustration about past employers in this book There's the controlling neurotic mother the absent father the evil mistress who leaves her panties in the family's apartment leading to a hilarious scene where Nanny enlists two of her friends to help her comb the apartment searching for the panties and a whole cast of nannies who suffer every kind of abuse from both their employers and their charges The writing goes from hilarious to heartbreaking as Nanny experiences every ridiculous aspect of the hidden lives of the super richI would also recommend this book to anyone who likes the Gossip Girl series it's a good opportunity to look inside the same rich Manhattan society but from the much interesting perspective of the help

  6. Cheri Cheri says:

    Awful I found the plot if you can call it that predictable and unimaginative and the characters flat BO ring Wish I could get those hours back of my life Can't believe they made a movie out of it Although if there are as many people watching American Idol as they say there are I'm sure there's a ready audience for the movie

  7. alana Semuels alana Semuels says:

    This is what happens when you go to a Goodreads book swap and pick up a trashy book thinking Oh i'll read this on the beach someday it looks mindless And then you start reading it before bed one night to rest your brain And then you stay up for three hours reading it not because it's good but because it has a plot that is clear and fast moving and that is than you can say for all those high falutin books that win awards for talking about the moonlight falling on a burning rabbit And then you don't get any sleep and are tired at work because you were staying up reading The Nanny Diaries for crying out loud Does that mean I liked it? I guess It won't win any prizes for writing poetically about moonlight falling on burning rabbits but I read it all in two days Curse you Goodreads book swap

  8. Candy Boisvert Candy Boisvert says:

    Title The Nanny DiariesAuthor Emma McLaughlin and Nicola KrausCopyright date 2002Publisher St Martin's GriffinHow many pages 306 pgsHow long it took me to read 10 daysCategory FictionI learned about this book from Seeing it around Chapter's and then being released as a movieThis book was purchased at McNeely and RobinsonThis book is for people who are thinking about becoming a NannyOther books by these authors Dedication and Citizen girlFavorite characters Grayer Nanny Harvard Hottie and JoshWhen and Where the story takes place New YorkPlot in a nutshell Nanny takes a job taking care of a little boy who's parents are completely horrible parents and care about their money than their sonMain characters Grayer Nanny and Mrs XWhat I liked best It was such a good book I actually WANTED to read itWhat I liked least How true this book is Parents like that should get a rude awakeningOverall rating I am so glad for this book I was getting ready to become a Nanny but this made me come to the realisation of who I will be working for and I know this is an exaggeration of what being a Nanny is like but it's truewhy can't these parents take care of their own damn kids? Also the ending kind of pissed me off I kind of want to know what happens next

  9. Marianne Marianne says:

    25★sThe Nany Diaries is the first book in the Nanny series by American authors and ex nannies Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus We start with a nanny called Nanny Then we have parents Mr X and Mrs X and their four year old son Grayer And a potential boyfriend who never gets beyond HH Harvard Hottie So ignore the silly names and wade through the interview experiences the ridiculous demands of these ultra rich socialites and their first world problems and the brand name soup and there’s actually a reasonable story Which is that the nanny often has a much better relationship with the children than either of the parents do And that all that money doesn’t ensure a stable marriage or a happy childhoodNanny lacks backbone but not self pity and makes uite a few unwise decisions Nonetheless her dedication to her four year old charge is genuine The Xes are no doubt an amalgamation of the worst parents the authors have encountered pretentious shallow and selfish This tale gives the reader some laughs some head shaking and some gasps at the behaviour of the rich Is it entertaining enough that readers will want to read the seuel? Doubtful

  10. Amy Amy says:

    I absolutely LOVED this book OMGI wanted to kill the wicked Mrs X I wish Nan would've had back bone Wonderful entertaining Highly recommends

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The Nanny Diaries ➺ [Reading] ➼ The Nanny Diaries By Emma McLaughlin ➯ – 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 preschoole 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 The Nanny PDF/EPUB ² 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 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 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.