The Manny by Holly Peterson audiobook

The Manny

By Holly Peterson
Read by Karen Ziemba

HarperAudio
11.75 Hours Unabridged
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What's a Park Avenue working mom to do when her troubled son desperately needs a male role model? If she's like the gutsy heroine of Holly Peterson's astute new comedy of manners, she does what every other woman on the block does. She hires a manny. A middle-class girl from Middle America, Jamie Whitfield isn't "one of them" but she lives in "the Grid," the wealthiest acre of real estate in Manhattan. And she has most everything they have—a sprawling, new apartment, full-time help, as well as her very own detached attorney husband. What she doesn't have, is a full-time father figure for their struggling nine-year-old son, Dylan. Enter The Manny. At first the idea of paying a man to provide a role model for Dylan sounds crazy. But Peter Bailey is calm, cool, competent and so charmingly down-to-earth, he's irresistible. And with her career as a news producer in overdrive, and her husband locked in his study, Jamie is in serious need of some grounding. But will the new manny in her life put the ground back beneath her feet, or sweep her off them?

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

What's a Park Avenue working mom to do when her troubled son desperately needs a male role model? If she's like the gutsy heroine of Holly Peterson's astute new comedy of manners, she does what every other woman on the block does. She hires a manny.

A middle-class girl from Middle America, Jamie Whitfield isn't "one of them" but she lives in "the Grid," the wealthiest acre of real estate in Manhattan. And she has most everything they have—a sprawling, new apartment, full-time help, as well as her very own detached attorney husband. What she doesn't have, is a full-time father figure for their struggling nine-year-old son, Dylan. Enter The Manny. At first the idea of paying a man to provide a role model for Dylan sounds crazy. But Peter Bailey is calm, cool, competent and so charmingly down-to-earth, he's irresistible. And with her career as a news producer in overdrive, and her husband locked in his study, Jamie is in serious need of some grounding. But will the new manny in her life put the ground back beneath her feet, or sweep her off them?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Holly Peterson has a keen observer's eye for the frailties, foibles, and frivolities of present day upper class life among the rich of New York City. She understands her territory well and writes with authority.” Dominick Dunne
“Brisk, crisp, knowing and fun.” Christopher Buckley, author of Thank You for Smoking
“The funniest, sexiest ride in the limo lane since The Bonfire of the Vanities.Tina Brown, author of The Diana Chronicles
“Money, Manners, Mannys: Holly Peterson's debut is a fabulously sharp skewering of the silly-rich in New York. Observing a Park Avenue working mom falling for the help had me both touched and tormented with laughter. I couldn't put it down. We should ALL get a Manny right now.” Plum Sykes, author of Bergdorf Blondes
“I leapt on The Manny and devoured it in one sitting. It's a riveting portrait of millionaires' life on ‘The Grid’, full of eye-watering details. And it made me instantly want to hire a male nanny…for me!” Sophie Kinsella, author of Shopaholic & Baby
“Holly Peterson takes us on a locomotive tour through the living rooms of the Upper East Side and the newsrooms of the media elite. The trip is sexy, hilarious, and heart-wrenching.” Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City

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Author Bio: Holly Peterson

Author Bio: Holly Peterson

Holly Peterson is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Manny. She was a contributing editor for Newsweek and editor-at-large for Talk magazine. She was also an Emmy–winning producer for ABC News for more than a decade, where she covered global politics. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, Newsweek, Talk, the Daily Beast, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and other publications.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 11.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English