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The nanny diaries : a novel
Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
Adult Fiction MCLAUGH

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Summary: 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 geting 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 employer's Hermes bag. Those who take itpersonally 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 important, 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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main characters Nan
Female
Struggling to graduate from NYU with a major in child development; works for the wealthy X family taking care of their four-year-old son.
College student

Mrs. X
Female
Married
Stays at home, but doesn't raise her son; her marriage is falling apart.

Grayor Addison X
Boy
Age: 4
Son of Mr and Mrs. X; being raised by Nan.



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