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Los Diarios De Nanny/the Nanny Diaries [Paperback]

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392 pp.

"Two former Manhattan nannies blow the lid off of the private child-care industry with a hilarious debut that pulls no punches as it recounts the travails of Nan, a hip Mary Poppins looking for a job to fit around her classes at NYU. Mrs. X seems reasonable enough when she hires Nan to look after her son, Grayer, but she quickly reveals herself to be a monster and a bundle of neuroses..." Publishers Weekly

Description in Spanish:

Si eres entusiasta, alegre, te gusta trabajar en turnos de diecisis horas, que te vomiten encima (literal y figuradamente), que te paguen poco y sin regularidad, y, sobre todo, si no te tomas las cosas muy a pecho y te apetece que te traten como si fueras moho en el fondo de un bolso de Herms? Por qu no trabajas de niera?

Mientras estudia y se costea su microscpico apartamento, Nanny empieza a trabajar cuidando al hijo de los riqusimos Seores X. No sabe lo que le espera! Pronto aprender a hacer todo lo necesario para que la Seora X --que no trabaja ni dentro ni fuera de casa-- tenga un buen da. Y que Grayer, el nio, coma slo alimentos orgnicos y se mantenga cuerdo en medio de esa loca familia. Y a acostumbrarse a que el Seor X la trate como si fuera invisible. Y, ms importante an, a conservar el sentido del humor, cuidar de su gato George y atraer la atencin del estupendo vecino del sexto.

Las aventuras de Nanny nos asoman a los pisos ms lujosos de Nueva York con mucho humor y frescura. Una novela explosiva que llega precedida de un xito espectacular en Estados Unidos, donde alcanz el nmero uno en todas las listas de best-sellers, al igual que en Gran Bretaa.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   392
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 5.86" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.07 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2003
Publisher   Santillana USA Publishing Company
ISBN  8420465607  
ISBN13  9788420465609  

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I had originally thought that this was going to be a work of non-fiction in a nanny tell all. It turned out, instead, to be a mildly funny look at the rich and obnoxious and their young children through the eyes of a spineless nanny. While some of this book is amusing, it is not particularly well written. It is the kind of book you read once, and then promptly forget. It is not a bad book, as it is somewhat entertaining. What this book really represents is what happens when a book grabs the attention of the media. It becomes a best seller. Long after the dust settles, I anticipate that this book will be to the publishing world, what a one hit wonder is to the music industry.

This work of fiction provides caricatures of selfish, self-absorbed, wealthy parents and a peek into the life of their overly-structured and overly-managed offspring. The nanny in question is also a caricature, as she struggles to be appear good hearted, but in the end is just a spineless jellyfish who goes along with the program, no matter how offensive she may find her employers and their demands to be. The nanny tries to come across as an underprivileged, put upon employee, but is, in reality, part of the problem, as she is certainly not a part of the solution. She is an upper middle class, young woman who attends a prestigious university. She is hardly one of the hoi polloi, no matter how much she may empathize with those who are truly at the mercy of employers such as the ones found in this book. As social satire, this book falls short. Borrow it from the library. Do not bother to buy it, as it is a one note book. If you feel that you must buy it, do yourself a favor and wait until it is available in paperback. It is a quick, throwaway read.


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