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The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus have both worked as nannies and in The Nanny Diaries they have written a caustic satire about nannies and the rich families they serve in New York's Upper East Side. The main character, called Nanny, works for the X family. She sees to all the needs of their pre-school son, Grayer, and runs him to his constant stream of French lessons, ice-skating lessons, play dates, and other activities. Mrs. X treats her son as a fashion accessory and Nanny as less-than-human, someone there to keep her son out of her hair and see to all her personal errands she'd rather not have to do at any hour of the day. Mr. X is distant and cold-hearted, and even his mistress asks Nanny for favors and errands. All this for 10 dollars an hour. It's a biting comedy that skewers the gilded hands that don't know how to treat their children or hired help.