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Do Try to Speak As We Do: The Diary of an American Au Pair

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    triumphant social commentary

    The San Francisco ad agency let Melissa go. Feeling despondent, Melissa reconsiders her engagement and decides to end it. Thus, she feels as if she has failed in both her professional and personal lives. <P>Needing a change, Melissa accepts a job as an Au Pair to the family of a Scottish member of the English Parliament. Melissa knows she has three children to care for, ranging in age from three to eleven, but still expects to enjoy the social life of a parliamentarian. However, culture shock stuns Melissa especially as defined by her employer¿s wife, who demands no Americanization of her three children and rationing of hot water and even seemingly the sun. Will Melissa last six months or will this be strike three? <P>DO TRY TO SPEAK AS WE DO will surprise readers who give this debut novel a chance. The story line is often amusing and at times acrimonious as Melissa feels more like a downstairs drudge who envies Cinderella¿s pre-princess role. Readers observe the radical differences between the American and British cultures through Melissa¿s relative perceptions. Anyone who enjoys a contemporary humorous modern tale will find that Marjorie Leet Ford debuts with a triumphant social commentary. Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2001

    What a wonderful surprise!

    I bought it for my girlfriend's birthday and she loved it (even blazed through it in one day, I think). I don't know if she'll write a review here, but let me tell you that I look like a star for finding a great book that wasn't on the NYT Bestseller list. My girlfriend wants me to read it, which is really saying something because it sounds like a chick-story (sorry if that offends anyone) and she knows that I don't go for that sort of thing usually.

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