Friday, December 16, 2011

Book Club!!

Today is the Book Club Friday!

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You can write about any book you want.

This week I'm sharing...


Here's the synopsis:
One young woman to take care of four-year-old boy. Must be cheerful, enthusiastic and selfless—bordering on masochistic. Must relish sixteen-hour shifts with a deliberately nap-deprived preschooler. Must love getting thrown up on, literally and figuratively, by everyone in his family. Must enjoy the delicious anticipation of ridiculously erratic pay. Mostly, must love being treated like fungus found growing out of employers Herm├Ęs bag. Those who take it personally need not apply.

Who wouldn’t want this job? Struggling to graduate from NYU and afford her microscopic studio apartment, Nanny takes a position caring for the only son of the wealthy X family. She rapidly learns the insane amount of juggling involved to ensure that a Park Avenue wife who doesn’t work, cook, clean, or raise her own child has a smooth day.

When the Xs marriage begins to disintegrate, Nanny ends up involved way beyond the bounds of human decency or good taste. Her tenure with the X family becomes a nearly impossible mission to maintain 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. 

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I actually read this book ages ago.  It was the book that got me back into reading.  I was in a huge reading slump, but I picked this up in a Florida airport while on a business trip.  And I was hooked!  I read it the entire flight and refused to put it down until I was finished.

9 comments:

Wiz said...

I have this on my list to read! SOunds great! Also, congrats on a girl!! Be prepared to be poor. Ha!

Heather said...

I've had this book on my to-read for ages now! I need to get on ball with reading it!

Happy Friday!

Lindsay said...

It's been so long since I read that book, but I loved it! I should really re-read it.

Kristi said...

I also read this book ages ago but it was very entertaining!!
Have a great weekend :)

Christina said...

I really liked that book too! Not the movie though.

Jules said...

the movie was good... but, never read the book.

Lindsey @ Running Down A Dream said...

This wasn't one of my faves, but it's definitely cute!

whit said...

Hooray for getting out of a reading slump! :)

whit said...

PS: I can't wait to hear what you think of What Alice Forgot! I really liked it!

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