Book Reviews of You'll Never Nanny in This Town Again : The True Adventures of a Hollywood Nanny

You'll Never Nanny in This Town Again : The True Adventures of a Hollywood Nanny
You'll Never Nanny in This Town Again The True Adventures of a Hollywood Nanny
Author: Suzanne Hansen
ISBN-13: 9780307237545
ISBN-10: 0307237540
Publication Date: 12/27/2005
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Crown
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 8
Funny and light. A fly-on-the-wall insight to the life of the Hollywood rich and famous
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Helpful Score: 6
I really enjoyed this book. If you like celebrity tabloid magazines, then you'll love this book. You get a look inside the lives of the rich & famous through the nannies point of view.
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Helpful Score: 6
I loved this book!! I almost took it off my wish list a few times because I wasnt sure I would like it but I ended up really enjoying it!
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Helpful Score: 4
A great autobiography that unabashadly name drops some of Hollywood's hottest stars.
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Helpful Score: 4
I really enjoyed the first half of this book; it was fascinating and I couldn't put it down. Unfortunately, as the author started losing interest in nannying I began losing interest in reading about her loss of interest...
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Helpful Score: 3
This book was surprisingly good. It has a little bit of everything - Hollywood gossip, Hollywood lifestyle insights, parenting techniques and most of all the ups and downs of being a nanny. The writing style is also wonderful. Ms Hansen wrote from her heart. I did not come away from it with a feeling that she was trying too hard to write a gossipy bestseller. It was more a snapshot of her life after she graduated high school when she became a nanny. It was what she pursued as she was trying to figure out what she wanted going into her adulthood. The insights of her particular position being a nanny in the entertainment industry is something most of us are curious about. But she also writes about that transition age as a young adult. Fun read!
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Helpful Score: 3
I enjoyed the book but it doesn't warrant its status as a NY Times best seller. The content was somewhat interesting. The writer didn't have much to say and the only reason I can see that it was a best seller is due to the people she worked for - Michael Orvitz, Sally Field, Debra Winger and Rhea and Danny Devito.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a good book, but I did like The Nanny Diarier much better.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very fun book, well written and a secret pleasure, like reading People magazine!
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Helpful Score: 2
A Great Quick Read!
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Helpful Score: 1
A quick, breezy read. Fun to look inside the lives of Hollywood's elite.
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I loved, loved, loved, this book. It was light and a wonderful look inside a real Hollywood nanny's life. LOVED IT!
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Helpful Score: 1
A funny first hand account of being a nanny for a high profile Hollywood family.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a fluffy read, but it seemed a little vindictive, if I'm being honest. The parents weren't stars, that's for sure, but the author, while recognizing she was to blame somewhat, still was a little over-the-top. A lot of the problems may have been able to be resolved had she not hid from them for so long.

Having said that, the parents... oh, the parents. The first couple were awful, awful awful. BUT... it did confirm what I already thought was true - DiVito and Pearlman always seemed like a great couple and really honest-to-goodness good/real people. That made me smile. I think so much of that "real people" effect is missing in the stars, in what we know about them, what we learn about them, etc. They live busy lives and need help, but they do recall that they have children.

On the other side of the spectrum was Debra Winger, who seemed like such a sweet soul, but maybe a little too touchy feely for me.

The book wasn't about the stars, I realize that, but the content was so "oh geez, would you all just grow up" in that first house that I don't really have anything to say about it beyond that.

I hope the author has grown up a bit since then and, most importantly, is enjoying her own children now.
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Helpful Score: 1
The author names some real-life Hollywood stars who are nice... and she names some who are not so nice. Fun book, quick read! I enjoyed this book and I thought it was better than The Nanny Diaries.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book. very enlightening look at the super rich and the lives they lead behind closed doors. Well written and easy to read.
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Helpful Score: 1
TOOOOO FUNNY
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love the characters and tons of laughs!
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Wonderfully written! I could feel her excitement, frustration and heartache. Also a great behind the scenes look into the lives of the rich and famous.
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A book I never expected to like..........but I did!
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This isn't a book that's going to give you really a gossip of super stars if thats what you are looking for but it does leave you knowing that what you see in Hollywood as far as these perfect on hands parents doesn't truly represent the truth as we all probably know already if we have ever worked and raised a child, kind of sad actually kids seem to be treated as props and the bigger the star the stranger the story.The main people in the book are producers not actual movie stars except for Danny Devitto&Family,and Debra Winger, and Sally Feilds.Which seem to be the exception to the rule.
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This book had the same effect that the Nanny Diaries had on me, I felt sorry for the children that get attached to their nannies and then lose them because of some sort of power play. I feel bad for the well intending nannies too. The book did have a lot of juicy information though, I wonder how she was able to write the book and not get sued.
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I really loved this book, I could not put it down. It is the Nanny Diaries, but true!! Def worth a read!
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This book was a fun and fast read. I loved hearing about the different stars in this book! If you are a star lover you will enjoy reading it.
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This is a fun and interesting read. A look into the real lives of celebrities - I think you will enjoy it a lot!
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In a nutshell, Michael Ovitz is evil, and Debra Winger, Danny DeVito, and Rhea Perlman are awesome. That said, the book is pretty cute and well-written, but would have been a lot more interesting if most people were aware of who Michael Ovitz is. The message got a little overworked - we get it, having unlimited resources to provide for your kids doesn't make you a good parent. If you're a big fan of books on celebrity culture, it's worth a look. If not, it was just okay.
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Loved this book, it's a very easy read. I had a hard time putting it down.
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I really enjoyed reading this book. It was interesting to see how the other half live.
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Really fun read!
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A 'tell-all' from the Nannie's point of view-if this is true, those kids of Hollywood celebrities are doomed. Just enough name dropping to be fun. A quick read, funny and light.