The Nanny Diaries

The Nanny Diaries

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 Wanted: One young woman to take care of four-year-old boy. Must be cheerful, enthusiastic and selfless--bordering on masoc...

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Title:The Nanny Diaries
Author:Emma McLaughlin
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Genres:Womens Fiction
ISBN:The Nanny Diaries
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:306 pages pages

The Nanny Diaries Reviews

  • alana Semuels
    Nov 12, 2009
    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 becaus...
  • Camille
    Oct 30, 2007
    I picked this book up because I wanted to see the movie. I hate to see a movie that's based on a book if I haven't read the book. The Nanny Diaires appeals to a wide audience, I think, for one reason: We've all had a dead-end job with a demanding boss we hate, frustrated because we...
  • Madeline
    Dec 09, 2007
    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...
  • F Macias-Mossman
    Sep 23, 2007
    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 more like an article in Us Weekly, In Touch, and or the Mecca of all celebrity rag mag's, People. ...
  • Cheri
    Apr 25, 2008
    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 ar...
  • Jennifer Holland
    Aug 17, 2007
    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 equivalent of low-cal fast food. However, I thoroughly enjoyed both The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing a...
  • Leftbanker
    Apr 25, 2011
    I suppose that I am one of the few heterosexual males who actually read The Nanny Diaries, or at least part of it before I wanted to make my own guillotine and start lopping off the heads of America?s vulgar ultra-rich. The only reason I tried to read it was because I was going throu...
  • Wendy
    Apr 01, 2008
    I got really tired of this Mary Sue of a nanny. I've never met anyone so selfless and endlessly caring. Why are we supposed to feel sorry for/sympathize with someone whose problems are pretty much the result of her having No Backbone Whatsoever? The writing is fluid and the book is ...
  • Amy
    Nov 02, 2007
    I absolutely LOVED this book!! OMG..I wanted to kill the wicked Mrs. X! I wish Nan would've had more back bone!! Wonderful & entertaining! Highly recommends!! ...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Aug 30, 2015
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  • Alison
    Mar 26, 2009
    This book mirrors The Devil Wears Prada, offering a glimpse into the world of Upper East Side WASPs. Like DWP, we see this opulent lifestyle through a college aged woman who grudgingly agrees to work for the upper crust in hopes of improving her career outlook. But it turns out rich pe...
  • Kimberly
    Jan 11, 2009
    I must say didn't you feel like slapping Mrs. X and shaking Nanny! The abuse of power by the richy rich Mrs. X was amazing, even more so was Nanny taking it and staying. It was touching seeing the relationship between her and 'Grover'. The book left me feeling sad for him and his mot...
  • Stacey
    Mar 25, 2008
    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 become...
  • Candy Boisvert
    Jun 19, 2008
    Title: The Nanny Diaries Author: Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus Copyright date: 2002 Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin How many pages: 306 pgs How long it took me to read: 10 days Category: Fiction I learned about this book from: Seeing it around Chapter's and then being release...
  • Ralph Gallagher
    Mar 12, 2009
    The Nanny Diaries follows the tale of a woman named Nanny as she works for a family called the Xes. Nanny spends her time working for the Xes babysitting their son Grayer while attending NYU. Everything is going pretty well at the start, then the Xes become the family from hell. Oka...
  • K.D. Absolutely
    Jul 18, 2009
    Tata J recommended this book to me saying that he enjoyed this very much. This even came with two other books about nannies - WHITE HOUSE NANNIES and YOU'LL NEVER NANNY IN THIS TOWN AGAIN. So, after just reading the tearjerker in the love story of Van and Davy, I thought I needed to ha...
  • Tea Jovanović
    May 10, 2013
    ?itaocima nepoznata ?injenica, ali ?iva istina... Narodna knjiga i Laguna "tukle" su se oko ovog naslova... :) Na moju ?alost, jer sam tada jo? bila u NK, dobila ju je NK... A Laguna je "?apila" meni dra?u knjigu "?ik me uhvati"... Volela bih da je situacija bila obrnuta... :) ...
  • Katherine 黄爱芬
    Mar 13, 2017
    Nanny mendapatkan pekerjaan mengasuh anak berumur 4 thn, keluarga kaya raya dgn ibu berselera tinggi dan fashionista, sedangkan si ayah sibuk berbisnis dan berselingkuh. Seiring berjalannya waktu, tugas Nanny bertambah tapi tidak diiringi dgn kenaikan upah. Nanny makin terjebak di kelu...
  • DJ
    Sep 10, 2015
    Okay, so this one is teetering between 3.5 and 4 stars for me. *looks at the white board, shakes head and erases number, picks up black marker* DAYS SINCE SPOILERS IN A REVIEW: 0 Oh, Harvard Hottie...you made me ruin the run: All because I fell in love with the movie and ...
  • Marianne
    Jan 13, 2017
    2.5?s The 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...
  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    Aug 03, 2018
    Audio #120 Sometimes I need a lil chick lit in my life. And this book fit perfectly ILOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT these horror stories can on,y be way too true. And honestly if I had someone hanging around I?d probably ask her to do an occasional errand for me too. I?m terrible...
  • Weng
    Oct 30, 2011
    5/5.0 stars Please read the blurb and tell me this book isn't already a promisingly witty read. I just got the sequel Nanny Returns which I will be reading very soon, hopefully, with teenage Grayer X seeking Nanny out for her abandonment (her sacking, actually). I live in the Phi...
  • Krissys
    Feb 28, 2016
    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 hi...
  • L A i N E Y
    Jul 07, 2012
    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 ju...
  • Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
    Oct 20, 2015
    Can I just comment about the movie instead of the book? Sorry, my bad.. It?s just frustrating that I found that I liked the movie adaptation better after I?ve finally read this much-hyped story about nannies and their bitch-employers.. Add to the fact that Harvard Hottie was por...
  • Nicole (( lost in the book's world ))
    Apr 20, 2014
    I am so glad that I only pay this book for 50 cents. Yet...I hate it. It is really bore me so hard. I read it till 50 pages, I started to lost my interest in this book. I was like RIGHT.... BLAH! ...
  • Cheryl
    Aug 05, 2018
    Abandoned at 30% mark. I wasn't enjoying it. It's just not for me. ...
  • Alaina
    May 05, 2018
    Now I know I've seen the movie before but I honestly didn't remember much about it. So going into this book I had no expectations - I just wanted to like it. The Nanny was kind of funny and I did enjoy reading it. However, Mr and Mrs X were meh to me. They just didn't seem like real...
  • Allison ☾
    Feb 13, 2018
    "Where is the child in this home? Where is the woman in this mother? And how, exactly, am I to fit in?" 4.5 stars. I loved this book very much. It is sarcastic, funny, heartfelt, frustrating and sweet. Nan is a 21 year old student at NYU who takes a job as a nanny for an up...
  • Kirsty
    Jul 28, 2017
    This is not at all my usual reading fare, but actually, it turned out to be a lot better than I was expecting. It was not as funny as it could have been, and frankly, some of the characters were markedly irritating, but there was a surprising amount of depth to it, and it did get bette...