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Customer Review

on January 26, 2005
It's a shame that Amazon doesn't allow reviewers to give no stars, because this book doesn't even deserve ONE.

Like most of the reviewers here, I read "The Nanny Diaries" and enjoyed it (although sometimes wanting to wring Nanny's neck for being such a doormat to the evil Mrs. X) even with the less-than satisfying ending, and was hoping that "Citizen Girl" would be as enjoyable.

Unfortunately, I couldn't have been more wrong.

Apparently, the authors' idea for their second book was to follow the same format as their first one - give the main characters 'generic' names (Girl, Guy, Buster, Manley), set most of the action in NYC, and have Girl/Nanny be taken advantage of during the entire course of the 'action'.

Shabbily written and VERY difficult to follow, with no real plot to speak of, a lot of retro-feminism mixed with soft and hard-core porn.

The only interesting part of the book was the opening chapter, then it was all downhill from there.

If you MUST read it, check it out from the library (even though it's a fairly new book, my library had plenty of copies available...THAT should have told me something - Nanny Diaries was on the hold waiting list for MONTHS). But you still might get upset anyway, depending on how valuable your free time is.
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