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The Manny

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Whats a Park Avenue working mom to do when her troubled son desperately needs a male role model and her husband is a power workaholic? If shes like the gutsy heroine of Holly Petersons astute new comedy of manners among the ill-mannered elite, she does what every other woman on the block does. She hires herself a “manny.”

A solid middle-class girl from Middle America, Jamie Whitfield isnt “one of them” but she lives in “the Grid,” the wealthiest acre of real estate in Manhattan, where big money and big media collide. And she has most everything they have-a big new apartment, full-time help with her three children, as well as her very own detached Master of the Universe attorney husband. What she doesnt have, however, is a full-time father figure for their struggling nine-year-old son, Dylan. But the rich havent yet encountered a problem they cant hire someone else to solve.

Enter the manny.

At first the idea of paying a man to provide a role model for Dylan sounds too crazy to be true. But one look at Peter Bailey is enough to convince Jamie that the idea may not be quite so insane after all. Peter is calm, cool, competent, and so charmingly down-to-earth, hes irresistible. And with the political sex scandal of the decade propelling her career as a news producer into overdrive, and her increasingly erratic husband locked in his study with suspicious files, Jamie is in serious need of some grounding.

Peter reminds her of everything she once was, still misses, and underneath all the high-society glitz, still is. But will the new manny in her life put the ground back beneath her feet, or sweep her off them?

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Synopsis:

What's a Park Avenue working mom to do when her troubled son desperately needs a male role model and her husband is a power workaholic? If she's like the gutsy heroine of Peterson's astute new comedy, she hires herself a "manny."

About the Author

Holly Peterson spent a decade as an Emmy award-winning producer at ABC news. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Harpers Bazaar, Talk, and Newsweek, where she is now a contributing editor. She lives in New York City with her family and is working on her next novel.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385340489
Author:
Peterson, Holly
Publisher:
Dial Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Nannies
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.27x5.23x.81 in. .60 lbs.

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