The Nanny Diaries is a satire about the experience of being a nanny to a rich Upper East Side couple in New York City. Nanny is a NYU student and takes a part-time job for Mr. and Mrs. X to watch their young son Grayer as she finishes up school. Mr. and Mrs. X are struggling in their marriage and neglect their son. They also treat Nanny not so nicely. She wants to quit, but stays for Grayer's sake. This look into the Upper East Side culture is definitely a glimpse into a whole other world. I felt really sorry for Grayer and just wanted to smack the X's. I guess it's true what they say - money doesn't buy happiness!
Compared to the movie, I liked the novel better. If you liked the movie, I definitely recommend this novel!