©2002 Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus; (P)2002 Books on Tape, Inc.
"The Nanny Diaries is diabolically funny...vastly entertaining...perfectly pitched social satire." (The New York Times)
The attitudes of adults in this book may offend more sensitive listeners. I think they're a necessary evil, though. It's an interesting glimpse into the world of people who name their children for comparative adjectives (Grayer!?) or goegraphic locations. I enjoyed the sarcastic humor and situational jokes.
I read this book when it was a new release. I loved it and thought it would be a fun listen. This book is fantastic. The reader is captivating and fun. She gets the book and the makes you want more! A definite listen.
Very entertaining! When I finished this book, I was already missing the charachters. Anyone who ever babysat can understand some of what Nanny has been through. A Must Read.
While I found the book enjoyable, my frustration grew as the level of abuse endured by Nanny increased throughout. The problem is, she was so abused by the Xs that it was no longer funny, and toward the end, I went from finding her to be a loving, amusing character to a downright pathetic individual who could really benefit from some counseling. In fact, her evident self-loathing-- who else would put up with this kind of abuse?-- got in the way of my enjoyment of what was otherwise a fun "listen."
I own a small shop selling custom/costume Jewelry. I love to listen to audio books while I create jewelry. I love all animals and get very upset when they aren't treated well, even in fiction.
Well written, I have the feeling I'd really like the authors. It just wasn't the light, "airplane" book I'd been looking for. I know it is fiction, but it read like it was real...
This book made me want to take my kids on date and just let them know how much I, as their mother, love them. I hope that there really aren't people like Mr. and Mrs. X in the world. Money and things are very cold companions if that is all you have.I would have given this four stars but there were way too many "f" words in it for me. I also would like to know more of what happened to Nanny and HH
I really liked this book. I decided to read it after hearing about the movie. I like books that are written in first person. Makes it feel like they are talking directly to me as a friend.
I really like the way this read. . . but I am afraid to watch the movie. Having a daughter that was a nanny in the boston area I can totally relate to the stories and struggles.
I like to listen to books while doing long runs during marathon training!
This was the most boring book I have ever listened to. Ugh. If you like listening to baby talk and whining you might like it...otherwise, find something else.
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