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4.0 out of 5 stars These people do exist!, April 16, 2002
This review is from: The Nanny Diaries: A Novel (Hardcover)
This book realistically captures the "High Rent" lifestyle of the New York rich-or for that matter the upper crust across the country. I will qualify this by saying that all the rich are not like the characters depicted in the book, but there are some underlying similarities. The young women in this book tries desparately to give some semblence of normalicy to the young boy in the book. His parents are too busy or uninterested to take any special notice of him-except what he will be wearing when he plays with other children. She basically ends up being an indentured servant dealing with unrealistic requests from the spoiled parents. I know some people like Mrs. X in the book who go from massage appointments, to nail appointments to luncheons, but they treat their children much better. I am glad that the book was not too life-like.
I loved this book. You can tell by the authors' refrences that hey are very familiar with their subjects.
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