Citizen Girl

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Simon and Schuster, 2004 - Fiction - 305 pages
20 Reviews

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 with biting accuracy 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 read that is startlingly relevant.

 

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A sharp, funny novel with crisp dialogue about Girl, a young college graduate struggling to land the job of her dreams in New York City, while not totally surrendering her ideals and retaining a ... Read full review

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I've read other reviews that were unforgiving about the way that this particular novel was written, and while some have their points, others seem to miss the charm and wit of the book. Yes, there are ... Read full review

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Contents

Doris Mindfuck
1
Choking on My Parachute
17
Make Lemonade Dammit
40
The One the Answer the Reason
56
By Any Means Necessary
81
Show Her What Shes Won
93
Walking the Talk
131
The FWord
156
I Love LA
169
You Want Me to What?
225
Hang On You Know What Youd Be Perfect For?
253
Oh Yeah Baby Dont Stop Dont Stop Dont Stop
293
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
307
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About the author (2004)

Emma McLaughlin was born in Elmira, New York on February 7, 1974. She graduated from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in Arts in Education. She worked as a business consultant within the private and public sectors. She met Nicola Kraus while both were attending New York University, and working as nannies. They wrote The Nanny Diaries, which was published in 2002 and was adapted into a film starring Scarlett Johansson in 2007. Their other works include Citizen Girl, Dedication, The Real Real, Nanny Returns, and The First Affair.

Nicola Kraus was born in New York City on August 17, 1974. She graduated from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in Arts in Education. She met Emma McLaughlin while both were attending New York University, and working as nannies. They wrote The Nanny Diaries, which was published in 2002 and was adapted into a film starring Scarlett Johansson in 2007. Their other works include Citizen Girl, Dedication, The Real Real, Nanny Returns, and The First Affair.

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