Books by Emma McLaughlin

HOW TO BE A GROWN-UP by Emma McLaughlin
Released: July 28, 2015

"Such a cupcake of a book, it feels like you're doing something more self-indulgent than reading."
Ditched by her actor husband, a Manhattan mom takes a job at an Internet startup run by rude club kids with MBAs. Read full book review >
THE FIRST AFFAIR by Emma McLaughlin
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A dishy, sometimes somber, scandalous tale of what happens when you fall in love with the president of the United States."
The authors of The Nanny Diaries have written a transparent account of the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal through the perspective of the female protagonist. Read full book review >
OVER YOU by Emma McLaughlin
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"The whole chick-lit package, upscale. (Chick lit. 14 & up)"
Sophisticated chick-lit for the hip consumer of teen fashion magazines, this comedy-drama hits all the in-crowd buttons. Read full book review >
BETWEEN YOU AND ME by Nicola Kraus
Released: June 12, 2012

"White girl problems."
A down-on-her-luck NYC girl gets a taste of the limelight when she becomes personal assistant to a rock-star relative. Read full book review >
NANNY RETURNS by Emma McLaughlin
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Never delivers the juicy satisfaction of its precursor."
In this sequel to The Nanny Diaries (2002), Nan Hutchinson moves back to Manhattan and finds herself once more ensnared in the dysfunctional, über-rich world of her former charge. Read full book review >
THE REAL REAL by Emma McLaughlin
Released: June 1, 2009

"The authors' name recognition (The Nanny Diaries, 2002, etc.) should guarantee some sales. (Fiction. YA)"
Jesse is convinced her senior year will be nothing short of pathetically normal until she's picked to be one of the six stars of The Real Hampton Beach, a reality show filming in her town. Read full book review >
DEDICATION by Emma McLaughlin
Released: June 5, 2007

"Bittersweet coming-of-age tale with flashes of wit and an especially sympathetic heroine."
A young woman gets the chance to confront the now world-famous rock star who broke her heart 13 years ago, and who went on to write a series of deeply personal songs about her. Read full book review >
CITIZEN GIRL by Emma McLaughlin
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Many, many funny lines, somewhat incoherent plot. But Girl's job-hunting woes will resonate with lots of readers."
A feminist fable (with a heroine named Girl) from The Nanny Diaries (2002) team. Read full book review >
THE NANNY DIARIES by Emma McLaughlin
Released: March 18, 2002

"Sometimes farcical, largely sincere—and ultimately trivial."
Rich parents, neglected brats, an overworked caregiver. Read full book review >