My Husband Ran Off With The Nanny And God Do I Miss Her
by Tracy Davis
Carly Macalister intended to live the perfect life in the ideal world. When her husband, Paul, leaves his job to become an artist (with no talent whatsoever, but he loves the idea of it!), she still has Patrice, the young and lovely nanny who keeps everything and everyone together; and childhood friend Alex, who never stopped loving Carly and shares with her a tragedy long...more
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I loved this book-probably because I wrote it. But if you look on Amazon.com you will see it got fantastic reviews IF you are either ARE a woman or thinbk like one. Men aren't crazy about this book. It is based on a true story (mine) and it is very funny in parts but sad as well. The characters -the shrink, Dr. Knot; Carly's slightly overbearing mother whi is truley a woman to be reckened with; Carly's best friend Tina; her old love, Alex; her naricssitic sociopathic husband, Paul; and of course...more
With a dull midlife crisis of a husband, a lush French nanny, two obstreperous children, and a job that by turns excites and brings her close to death by boredom, Carly Macalister’s life is, if not exactly stable, a disarray to which she’s accustomed. Then her husband runs off, taking the nanny with him. Becoming progressively more unglued, she embarks on a lustful and ill-advised affair with a swaggering lawyer, attempts eagerly to create even some vague semblance of a normal life, and realises...more
Not to my taste. This is more about how death affects us than about the husband having an affair with the nanny. And there's more to that too. Was crazy with the main character but I think that has a lot to do with the subject matter (Adult Attention Deficit Disorder). The tale was way to convoluted for me to enjoy.
Ms. Davis has had numerous honors regarding her writing: she wrote for President Bush 41 in the White House for 4 years, Senator Edward Kennedy in the Senate for 3 years, penned her own humor column in a long islandf paper for 3 years,worte a optioned a screenplay and more. Currently you can hear her Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5:00pm EST on W4CY.com for her funny but serious radio show on ju...moreMore about Tracy Davis...