Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Nanny Diaries Book Review

The Nanny Diaries: A Novel by Emma Mclaughlin and Nicola Kraus was a book that I picked up many moons ago at the library book sale and I never got around to reading it.  In my recent search through my shelves, I discovered it and put it at the top of the stack.  I am glad that I did because it the perfect light read that I needed while I was sick!!

The book starts with the interview process and goes through the life of the Nanny (named Nanny which makes it easy to follow).  The boss, Mrs. X (and Mr. X) are interesting characters and probably not far off of many well to do city dwellers.  Mrs. X is a stay at home mom who doesn't stay home with her son, Grayer but rather hires a nanny to do it for her (in case you were wondering, there is also a housekeeper who cleans up and does the laundry... so much like my life right? NOT).  I sympathize for the nanny and I know that she is continuing to work at the job for the paycheck and to make sure that the child knows that someone loves them but the stories through out the book show how selfish and mean Mrs. X is to her and all others around her.  I was glad to get to the end and happy with the ending!!  I don't want to give away the whole plot but I hope that you check it out because it was an entertaining read to take you out of your own life for a little bit and put everything in perspective.

I hope that you pick it up at your local library or bookstore.  It will no doubt entertain anyone who has ever spent the day with a child (or even those who have not)!!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I really appreciate any input or ideas so add your comment below.