The Dial Press
On Sale: June 19, 2007
Featuring: Peter Bailey; Jamie Whitfield
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Contemporary Chick Lit | Women's Fiction
What’s a Park Avenue working mom to do when her troubled son
desperately needs a male role model and her husband is a
power workaholic? If she’s like the gutsy heroine of Holly
Peterson’s astute new comedy of manners among the
ill-mannered elite, she does what every other woman on the
block does. She hires herself a “manny.”
middle-class girl from Middle America, Jamie Whitfield isn’t
“one of them” but she lives in “the Grid,” the wealthiest
acre of real estate in Manhattan, where big money and big
media collide. And she has most everything they have–a big
new apartment, full-time help with her three children, as
well as her very own detached Master of the Universe
attorney husband. What she doesn’t have, however, is a
full-time father figure for their struggling nine-year-old
son, Dylan. But the rich haven’t yet encountered a problem
they can’t hire someone else to solve.
At first the idea of paying a man to provide a
role model for Dylan sounds too crazy to be true. But one
look at Peter Bailey is enough to convince Jamie that the
idea may not be quite so insane after all. Peter is calm,
cool, competent, and so charmingly down-to-earth, he’s
irresistible. And with the political sex scandal of the
decade propelling her career as a news producer into
overdrive, and her increasingly erratic husband locked in
his study with suspicious files, Jamie is in serious need of
Peter reminds her of everything she
once was, still misses, and underneath all the high-society
glitz, still is. But will the new manny in her life put the
ground back beneath her feet, or sweep her off them?
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