The Nanny Diaries : Nanny Diaries

  • by Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
  • Narrated by Kathe Mazur
  • Series: Nanny Diaries
  • 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What do you do when you are a nanny to an obscenely rich Park Avenue matron named X? Mrs. X refuses to do anything for herself, including cook, clean, or take care of her 4-year-old son. You are expected to do everything, including maintaining the mental health of said 4-year-old, even while Mrs. X decides that it is time for a divorce. You'll have to bear up under the strain with wit and panache, even as the boundaries between your working life and your so-called private life blur, merge, and disappear. The symbiotic relationship between parent and nanny ensures that your life will be spent anticipating and fulfilling the needs of your charge and your employer. Have fun! The readers of this book certainly will.

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What the Critics Say

"The Nanny Diaries is diabolically funny...vastly entertaining...perfectly pitched social satire." (The New York Times)

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Promising start

What did you like best about The Nanny Diaries? What did you like least?

The Nanny Diaries start promising: joking about rich families and their habits of wanting to be involved with their children's but not wanting to be the one's actually spending time with their kids. The story included some interesting threads, but did not work on it.

I found the end rather disappointing. Also the Nanny shows the textbook example of good and controlled behaviour (unrealistic). It would be more realistic if the author had really let her freak out from time to time.


Would you recommend The Nanny Diaries to your friends? Why or why not?

No, it did not explore its full potential.


Which character – as performed by Kathe Mazur – was your favourite?

The main character


Was The Nanny Diaries worth the listening time?

I did not throw the book away, but I am also not sad to start a new book.


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- Wim

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-08-2004
  • Publisher: Books on Tape