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

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ISBN13: 9780307337597
ISBN10: 0307337596
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Hilarious and addictive, this chronicle of a small-town girl’s 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 she’s found the job of her dreams. But Hansen’s 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 Hansen’s fallen into a real-life happy ending. But the round-the-clock workdays continue, rubbing some of the glitter off L.A. living, and Hansen’s not sure how much longer she can pretend to be Mary Poppins. Even bosses who treat her like family can’t 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 employee’s 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. You’ll 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 girl’s tour of duty as Hollywood’s hired help.

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An entertaining memoir recounts the author's stint as a celebrity nanny in Hollywood, describing her diverse roles as pseudo-mommy, nurse, playmate, referee, and chauffeur for the children of Hollywood super agent Michael Ovitz, Debra Winger, and Danny DeVito, offering a colorful insider's glimpse of life in Tinseltown. 40,000 first printing.

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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.

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mejaka, January 19, 2009 (view all comments by mejaka)
With the possible exception of Rosie O'Donnell, who admitted that as a very rich woman she could afford a huge staff to help her raise her child, what famous mother ever owns up to the reality of celebrity motherhood? If you can believe them, every celebrity mother finds a perfect balance between grueling filming schedules and grueling newborn schedules, moving effortlessly from the movie set to the nursery, impeccably dressed, endlessly patient, and absolutely in tune with their children's needs. So why can't the rest of us do it as well?

Read this book, laugh till it hurts, shake your head and thank Suzanne Hansen for revealing the real truth behind those oh-so-motherly celebrities--not to mention a few revelations about some famous people who really are a little bit like the rest of us.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307337597
Subtitle:
The True Adventures of a Hollywood Nanny
Publisher:
Crown Publishers
Author:
Hansen, Suzanne
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Women
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Women
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20051227
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
289

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"Synopsis" by , An entertaining memoir recounts the author's stint as a celebrity nanny in Hollywood, describing her diverse roles as pseudo-mommy, nurse, playmate, referee, and chauffeur for the children of Hollywood super agent Michael Ovitz, Debra Winger, and Danny DeVito, offering a colorful insider's glimpse of life in Tinseltown. 40,000 first printing.
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