The Nanny Diaries (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
The Nanny Diaries - Audio Cassette - Abridged Author:Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus, Julia Roberts (Narrator) THE NANNY DIARIES deftly skewers the manner in which America's over-privileged raises les petites - as if grooming them for a Best of Show competition. A poignant satire, it punctures the glamor of Manhattan's upper class to tackle head-on the truer state of backstairs Park Avenue. — Struggling to graduate from NYU and afford her microsco... more »pic apartment, Nanny takes a job caring for the only son of the wealthy X family. She rapidly learns the insane amount of juggling involved in ensuring 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's nearly impossible mission becomes maintaining the mental health of their four-year-old, her own integrity, and most importantly, 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.
I wasn't sure that I would like this, but it was very sweet and kind of sad. I saw the movie, and the book is much better in my opinion. I really liked Julia Roberts as the narrator. She wasn't annoying to listen to at all.