White House Nannies

White House Nannies

by Barbara Kline

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White House Nannies by Barbara Kline

As president of Washington's premier nanny placement agency, White House Nannies, Inc., Barbara Kline has spent the last twenty years handpicking and delivering nannies to elected officials, cabinet members, advisers to the President, and the media who report on their every move. In this hilarious account of her life in child care, Kline discloses the mayhem that ensues when these powerful parents find themselves at the mercy of tiny tyrants—and the nannies who offer their only hope of salvation.

From finding the "perfect nanny" to firing the "perfect nanny," from refereeing mommy-nanny disputes to keeping mum about family secrets, Kline casts a keen eye on one of the most complicated relationships under the sun: that between extremely busy people and their nannies. Following the major events that launch powerful D.C. parents into parenthood (discovering they're pregnant; hiring a fabulous nanny; giving birth; hiring a second nanny in a pinch when the first one is nanny-napped), this book goes behind closed doors in our nation's capital to reveal the laughter—and, of course, the tears—involved when overworked professionals attempt to raise a child.

The Nanny Diaries meets Primary Colors in this delightful ride on the bottle-and-bib-strewn Beltway.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101097977
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/04/2006
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 448,063
File size: 289 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Barbara Klilne is the founder and president of White House Nannies, Inc. She has twice appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, in addition to being featured on CNN's Larry King Live and on NPR's All Things Considered, as well as in USA Today and The Washington Post. She lives with her husband and two college-age children.

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White House Nannies 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were some funny parts in the book but overall it was confusing to keep the characters straight with their plot and relationship to the mailn character. I have read a lot better. Its a money waster.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I lived in Washington, D.C. for a year while I was in grad school. I loved the excitement and politics of the city. I'll take the stories of Washington insiders any day over the Hollywood gossip. That made Barbara Kline's gossipy book, White House Nannies, perfect for light reading. Kline owns a business that matches nannies with Washington's political and social elite. She drops names of clients such as Mary Mataliln and James Carville, and Chris Matthews. She tells of the foibles of the nannies and their employers. But, most of the book tells of a high-powered couple, their son, and nannies, in order to show the evolving relationships between the business, the families and the nannies. Kline tells how she found her niche, and works hard to keep her business and networks up-to-date. It's a fun, informative book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A smart, intelligent and funny look at the crazy world of child care. You don't have to be a Washingtonian to recognize yourself somewhere in this book. It's an easy, relaxed read that makes you laugh out loud.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had me laughing out loud the entire time. I couldn't put it down! Although the Nanny Diaries was an enjoyable read, White House Nannies is MUCH better written and far wittier. I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE!