By Suzanne Hansen

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Hilarious and addictive, this chronicle of a small-town girl’s stint as a star nanny unearths what relatively occurs within the diaper trenches of Hollywood.

When Oregon local Suzanne Hansen turns into a live-in nanny to the youngsters of Hollywood über-agent Michael Ovitz, she thinks she’s stumbled on the task of her desires. yet Hansen’s behind-the-scenes entry quickly will get her even more than she bargained for: operating twenty-four hours an afternoon, juggling the moving calls for of the Hollywood elite, and suffering to appreciate wealth incredible to such a lot americans, let alone facing the predicted tantrums and the unforeseen tense–and intense–atmosphere in the home the place she lives along with her employers.

When the thankless drudgery takes its toll and Hansen ultimately quits, her boss threatens to blackball her from ever nannying in Hollywood back. Discouraged yet decided, Hansen manages to land gigs with Debra Winger after which Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman. Attentive, welcoming mom and dad with a peaceful perspective towards celebrity–looks like Hansen’s fallen right into a real-life chuffed finishing. however the round the clock workdays proceed, rubbing many of the glitter off L.A. residing, and Hansen’s unsure how for much longer she will be able to faux to be Mary Poppins. Even bosses who deal with her like relatives can’t aid as she struggles to discover which means in her paintings whereas dwelling in a city that turns out to lack appreciate for nannies and everybody else who is available in the employee’s entrance–but with no whom many showbiz families may grind to a halt.

Peppering her personal trip with actual tales and excessive drama skilled by means of different nannies to the celebrities, Hansen bargains an exciting, wonderful mixture of stories from the cribs of the wealthy and recognized. You’ll by no means Nanny during this city Again is a deal with for everybody who's fascinated with the skewed priorities of Tinseltown, for somebody who has questioned how high-wattage supermoms do all of it, and for readers who love peeking in the back of the curtains of star, all of whom will consume this unparalleled–and unabashedly true–account of 1 girl’s travel of responsibility as Hollywood’s employed help.

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