The Nanny Diaries: A Novel Quotes

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"Nanny fact: in every one of my interviews, references are never checked. I am white. I speak French. My parents are college educated. I have no visible piercings and have been to Lincoln Center in the last two months. I'm hired."
Prologue, p.4

"Just how does an intelligent, adult woman become someone whose whole sterile kingdom has been reduced to alphabetical lingerie drawers and imported French dairy substitutes? Where is the child in this home? Where is the woman in this mother?"
Prologue, p.11


"There are essentially three types of nanny gigs...Type C, I'm brought in as one of a cast of many to collectively provide twenty-four/seven 'me time' to a woman who neither works nor mothers. And her days remain a mystery to us all."
Ch.1, Nanny for Sale, p.26

"She disappears down the dark blue hall as I wheel our Emoting Grayer to the stairwell...

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