My Hollywood and the Nanny Book Phenomenon

By and large, the recent crop of nanny-tales ignores the realities of childcare workers (and their employers), relying instead on messages of racial and cultural superiority and assurances that money cannot buy happiness.

Books Reviewed

  • My Hollywood, by Mona Simpson
  • The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Nanny Diaries, by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
  • You’ll Never Nanny in This Town Again: The True Adventures of a Hollywood Nanny, by Suzanne Hansen