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Also by Emma McLaughlin:

How to be a Grown-Up, August 2015
Hardcover
The First Affair, September 2013
Hardcover
Between You and Me, June 2013
Paperback (reprint)
Between You And Me, June 2012
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Nanny Returns: A Novel, December 2009
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The Real Real, June 2009
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Citizen Girl, October 2005
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The Nanny Diaries, March 2003
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Also by Nicola Kraus:

How to be a Grown-Up, August 2015
Hardcover
The First Affair, September 2013
Hardcover
Between You and Me, June 2013
Paperback (reprint)
Between You And Me, June 2012
Hardcover
Nanny Returns: A Novel, December 2009
Hardcover
Citizen Girl, October 2005
Trade Size (reprint)
The Nanny Diaries, March 2003
Paperback

The Nanny Diaries
Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus

St. Martin's Griffin
March 2003
On Sale: March 18, 2003
Featuring: Nanny; Mrs. X
320 pages
ISBN: 0312291639
EAN: 9780312291631
Kindle: B000FA5S6Q
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Women's Fiction Contemporary

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.

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