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The Nanny Diaries: A Novel av Emma…
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The Nanny Diaries: A Novel (utgåvan 2002)

av Emma McLaughlin (Författare)

Serier: Nanny Series (1)

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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 it personally need not apply. Whowouldn'twant 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.… (mer)
Medlem:Phyllis.Mann
Titel:The Nanny Diaries: A Novel
Författare:Emma McLaughlin (Författare)
Info:St. Martin's Press (2002), Edition: 1st, 306 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:****
Taggar:fiction

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The world is full of books and since I'm not a snob, I read this and enjoyed it for what it is. While I do read and enjoy great literature I'm not an intellectual poseur here to bash this novel for being literary junk food. Now I'm for moderation in all things, and once in a while a bag of potato chips is just the thing to satisfy a hunger for something crispy, salty and insubstantial. I thought this book was a lot of fun.

I was once a bridge-and-tunnel girl in the mid-eighties, I worked in an upscale flower shop and I had plenty of experiences with women like Mrs X. I did coach Nanny to set some boundaries and distance herself.....but she was incapable of the sort of detachment she really needed to establish any sort of self-authority. I did admire her good humor, patience, and love of children. Nanny did make me laugh when she satirized and ridiculed Mrs X.

The worst thing about this book was the film it spawned. The book was more satisfying, especially the end. It left me to draw my own conclusions about the future of the X's marriage, and I must admit it does involve a new and powerful replacement for Ms C, a woman able to upset and usurp Mrs X into the exile of ex-wifedom, completely humbled and with a bit of shit still on her nose after being rubbed in it. ( )
  Equestrienne | Jan 5, 2021 |
Similar to other nanny books I have read. Loved the beginning with the interview, liked how her parents and especially her Grandma saw how she was being used, and gave credit to friends with trying to be supportive. In all these types of books the nanny stays with a job she starts to hate just for the money and love for a child that realizes all the nannies that will just be a short part of their lives. ( )
  kshydog | Dec 13, 2020 |
A light, entertaining & quick read. ( )
  baruthcook | Aug 26, 2020 |
Didnt' really like it. ( )
  AnnieSeiler | Dec 22, 2019 |
I have always wanted to read this novel, mostly because of the movie made from it. I enjoyed it and don't have any complaints about it. It was a good read. I am curious enough about the main character that I will read the sequel. ( )
  ZelmerWilson | Oct 31, 2019 |
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The authors, NYU grads themselves, have filled the novel with humorous events allegedly based on their personal experiences.
 
"The Nanny Diaries" is a sharply barbed comedy of manners; the denizens of New York's Upper East Side (and, by extension, their brethren in all other tony, overpriced, deadly dull neighborhoods in cities around the world) are its target.
tillagd av stephmo | ändraSalon.com, Stephanie Zacharek (Mar 21, 2002)
 
With this hilarious, vicious satire of upper-class family life in Manhattan, McLaughlin and Kraus, ex-nannies who know of what they speak, position themselves as contempo Edith Whartons.
 
Although The Nanny Diaries is screamingly funny, it's also painfully sad. A very effective combination.
tillagd av stephmo | ändraUSA Today, Dierdre Donahue (Mar 14, 2002)
 
The heart of the matter remains perfectly pitched social satire, from the children's birthday parties (''We really had to put our heads together to top last year's overnight at Gracie Mansion'') to the kind of house where African, Venetian, Art Deco, Empire and Winnie-the-Pooh styles heedlessly collide.
tillagd av stephmo | ändraNew York Times, Janet Maslin (Mar 4, 2002)
 

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McLaughlin, EmmaFörfattareprimär författarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Kraus, NicolaFörfattarehuvudförfattarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Malfroy, ValérieÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat

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(Prologue) Every season of my nanny career kicked off with a round of interviews so surreally similar that I'd often wonder if the mothers were slipped a secret manual at the Parents League to guide them through.
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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 it personally need not apply. Whowouldn'twant 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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