The Nanny DiariesAudiobook CD - 2002
Read by Julia Roberts Based on the real-life experiences, the inside story on the real lives of the rich and privileged from the women who know all the secrets - the nannies. THE NANNY DIARIESdeftly 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 microscopic 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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Random House Audio, p2002.
Characteristics: 4 sound discs (4 hr., 40 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.