The Nanny Diaries (Nanny, #1) by Emma McLaughlinWanted: 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 Hermès bag. Those who take it personally need not apply. Who wouldnt 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 doesnt 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. Written by two former nannies, The Nanny Diaries deftly punctures the glamour of Manhattans upper class.
The Devil Wears Down Her Nanny
Annie Scarlett Johansson flunks out of the fast track in the business world too tongue-tied and she lacks the self-confidence to follow her heart's desire, which is to become an anthropologist. She gets a job as a nanny, which consists mainly of civilizing Grayer Nicholas Reese Art , the spoiled, emotionally retarded, but redeemable, offspring of a tensely striving Manhattan couple known only as Mr. X Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti. In effect, her diary treats the Xs as if they were residents of a primitive island culture, with Annie the Nanny as their own personal Margaret Mead making notes on an exotic culture. The result is a movie that is much better than a slick adaptation of a best-selling novel has any right to be. That's largely because The Nanny Diaries is written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the smart and cinematically alert couple who brought us American Splendor, that weird, affecting study of the strange life and hard times of Harvey Pekar, the underground comics virtuoso. Harvey also played by Giamatti inhabited the American sub-basement; the Xs live near the top of the American heap.
Linney defies a screenplay that paints her character, Mrs. X, a Park Avenue socialite, as a monstrous control freak. X to be the latest in a stream of nannies for her spoiled little boy, Grayer Nicholas Reese Art. In many ways Mrs. But Ms.
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