Citizen Girl by Emma McLaughlin audiobook

Citizen Girl

By Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
Read by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Simon & Schuster Audio
5.42 Hours 1
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Another biting satire from Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, Authors of the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Nanny Diaries. Working in a world where a college degree qualifies her to make photocopies and color-coordinate file folders, twenty-four year old Girl is struggling to keep up with the essential trinity of food, shelter, and student loans. So when she finally lands the job of her dreams she ignores her misgivings and concentrates on getting the job done...whatever that may be. Sharply observed and devastatingly funny, Citizen Girl captures what it means to be young and female in the new economy. A personal glimpse into an impersonal world, Citizen Girl is edgy and heartfelt, an entertaining story that is startlingly relevant.

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Summary

Summary

Another biting satire from Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, Authors of the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Nanny Diaries.

Working in a world where a college degree qualifies her to make photocopies and color-coordinate file folders, twenty-four year old Girl is struggling to keep up with the essential trinity of food, shelter, and student loans. So when she finally lands the job of her dreams she ignores her misgivings and concentrates on getting the job done...whatever that may be.

Sharply observed and devastatingly funny, Citizen Girl captures what it means to be young and female in the new economy. A personal glimpse into an impersonal world, Citizen Girl is edgy and heartfelt, an entertaining story that is startlingly relevant.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ms. McLaughlin and Ms. Kraus have created a readable, lively book…an entertaining read that puts in perspective just how crazy all workplaces are. Whether they’re for profit or nonprofit, no one seems to know what they’re doing. And they certainly can’t communicate it to their underlings, much less the board of directors. That bit of social commentary in itself makes this book a welcome addition to its genre: instead of a decent husband, our heroine seeks a sane boss. Funny that they’re equally elusive.”  New York Sun
“The young authors have a knack for comedy, and there are priceless scenes here, some set at career fairs and in the halls of NYU, that will delight cubicle dwellers everywhere.”  Hampton Family Life
“[A] hyperventilating satire…witty and biting.”  Publishers Weekly
“McLaughlin and Kraus deftly satirize postfeminist, postmodern, twenty-first-century America, using management jargon and hipster slang with equal precision. More remarkable is the subtlety with which Girl’s story moves from the dreary-yet-familiar world of demanding bosses and unrewarding work into the realm of nightmares. The authors have conjured up a vision of America that’s just this side of dystopian, and their funhouse-mirror worldview generates its own strange suspense.”  Booklist

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Author Bio: Emma McLaughlin

Author Bio: Emma McLaughlin

Emma McLaughlin is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Dedication, Citizen Girl, and Nanny Returns. The Nanny Diaries, the longest-running New York Times bestseller for 2002, was made into a major motion picture in 2007 starring Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, and Alicia Keys. She has made guest appearances on a number of television shows, including the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, and The View. She has contributed to the New York Times and the London Times. In addition to writing for television and film, McLaughlin travels the country speaking to young women about gender issues in American corporate culture.

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Author Bio: Nicola Kraus

Author Bio: Nicola Kraus

Nicola Kraus graduated from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She met Emma McLaughlin while both were attending New York University and working as nannies. She lived as a child at 1000 Park Avenue, whose residents she claims inspired some of the characters in her fiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English