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You'll Never Nanny in This Town Again: The True Adventures of a Hollywood Nanny

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Hilarious and addictive, this chronicle of a small-town girls stint as a celebrity nanny reveals what really happens in the diaper trenches of Hollywood.

When Oregon native Suzanne Hansen becomes a live-in nanny to the children of Hollywood über-agent Michael Ovitz, she thinks shes found the job of her dreams. But Hansens behind-the-scenes access soon gets her much more than she bargained for: working twenty-four hours a day, juggling the shifting demands of the Hollywood elite, and struggling to comprehend wealth unimaginable to most Americans, not to mention dealing with the expected tantrums and the unexpected tense-and intense-atmosphere in the house where she lives with her employers.

When the thankless drudgery takes its toll and Hansen finally quits, her boss threatens to blackball her from ever nannying in Hollywood again. Discouraged but determined, Hansen manages to land gigs with Debra Winger and then Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman. Attentive, welcoming parents with a relaxed attitude toward celebrity-looks like Hansens fallen into a real-life happy ending. But the round-the-clock workdays continue, rubbing some of the glitter off L.A. living, and Hansens not sure how much longer she can pretend to be Mary Poppins. Even bosses who treat her like family cant help as she struggles to find meaning in her work while living in a town that seems to lack respect for nannies and everyone else who comes in the employees entrance-but without whom many showbiz households would grind to a halt.

Peppering her own journey with true stories and high drama experienced by other nannies to the stars, Hansen offers an intriguing, entertaining mix of tales from the cribs of the rich and famous. Youll Never Nanny in This Town Again is a treat for everyone who is fascinated by the skewed priorities of Tinseltown, for anyone who has wondered how high-wattage supermoms do it all, and for readers who love peeking behind the curtains of celebrity, all of whom will devour this unparalleled-and unabashedly true-account of one girls tour of duty as Hollywoods hired help.

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Synopsis:

Hansen once worked as a 'round-the-clock, jack-of-all-trades nanny for Michael Ovitz, then finally quit for happier homes. Here's a diaper's-eye view of Hollywood celebrity.

About the Author

Suzanne Hansen has been a high-risk labor and delivery nurse, lactation consultant, and childbirth educator. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two children.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307237682
Author:
Hansen, Suzanne
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
memoir;non-fiction;hollywood
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.85x5.48x.68 in. .49 lbs.

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