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Citizen Girl By Emma McLaughlin Nicola Kraus Citizen Girl Another biting satire from Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus authors of the New York Times bestseller The Nanny Diaries Working in a world where a college degree qualifies her to make photocopies and

  • Title: Citizen Girl
  • Author: Emma McLaughlin Nicola Kraus
  • ISBN: 9780743266864
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • Citizen Girl By Emma McLaughlin Nicola Kraus Another biting satire from Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, authors of the 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 tAnother biting satire from Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, authors of the 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 donewhatever 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.
    Citizen Girl By Emma McLaughlin Nicola Kraus

    Citizen Girl McLaughlin, Emma, Kraus, Nicola Once again with Citizen Girl we are asked to cheer for a main character who chafes rather than charms, with her bland character, lack of personality, and absence of any real zest that would make us interested in her life Her morals were so wobbly that it went beyond realistic ethical grayness to simple insipid, vapid, stupid waffling. Citizen Girl by Emma McLaughlin Sep , Citizen Girl is an example of chick lit, meant to be intelligent, that is banal and uninteresting While Girl does face a few serious dilemmas, the writing tone implies that she s interested in whining about her problems than fixing them Her co workers and friends seem to have a similar perspective. Citizen Girl Summary eNotes Authors Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Krauss follow up the stunning success of their first novel, The Nanny Diaries, with Citizen Girl, the tale of a recent college graduate and new addition to the Joining forces with Women Girlguiding Scotland Citizen Girl aims to empower girls to Discover why their voice matters and how they can make change Learn about the political process, representation and equality with fun, hands on challenges like building their own edible parliament, creating their own superheroes and holding their own Citizen Girl Summits

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    1. Nikki Boisture on said:

      Dear Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Krauss Please stop Stop writing books OK, The Nanny Diaries had it s moments and was a compulsively readable little tale Congratulations, your first book was successful and made you probably richer than you d ever dream possible Why didn t you just stop when you were ahead You must realize that Citizen Girl is absolutely abhorable I wanted to give it zero stars, but I didn t want anyone to think I had forgotten to rate it Your protagonist the idiotically named Gir [...]

    2. Amanda on said:

      This book tried to be super clever and witty, but I knew it was doomed once I realized that the main character s name was actually Girl and it wasn t just her boss being disrespectful by saying Hey Girl and another main character s name was Guy Other clever names consisted of Buster, the boyfriend, and My Company, Inc , the employer That showed the authors were trying just a little too hard From there, it just got annoying as the writing was choppy and new characters and situations where introdu [...]

    3. Patty on said:

      HOLY MOTHER OF SUCK.I should have put it down as soon as I realized the main character s name was Girl No, really And her boss is named Guy And her boyfriend is named Buster And the woman brought in to reorganize her company is named Manley Wow, authors, you re so smart, your readers will never figure that out wait.1 Girl is not at all a likable character What a whiny cliche of feminism I have a hard time reading a book when I find nothing to connect with or like about any of the characters A ch [...]

    4. Carmen on said:

      I recall sitting in my polyester cap and gown at graduation, imagining my return the driver would help me out of my Town Car and I d stride in, wearing a perfectly cut Gucci pantsuit, to give a lecture on a burning issue of global magnitude At the very least, I d arrive for my ten year class reunion the picture of triumph accomplished, secure, debt free Important Nowhere in my fantasy was I wearing frayed corduroys and side stepping patches of snow Nowhere had I been flicked off the finger of my [...]

    5. Sheena on said:

      Citizen Girl is meant to be a satire of corporate consultation The emphasis on sexuality in the workplace is meant to criticize, but, like the main character Girl, seems to whine Citizen Girl is an example of chick lit, meant to be intelligent, that is banal and uninteresting.While Girl does face a few serious dilemmas, the writing tone implies that she s interested in whining about her problems than fixing them Her co workers and friends seem to have a similar perspective The only character th [...]

    6. Lauren on said:

      Why I am even bothering to review this crap of a book, I don t know There is nothing unsatisfying than spending time reading a bad story Thankfully it was a quick read because there was no point to the plot, you could skip over paragraphs and be fine.I m hugely disappointed as well as unsatisfied because I expected from the authors of the actually funny Nanny Diaries But man, did they fail to deliver with this story It read along the painful lines of The Devil Wears Prada , echoing even the t [...]

    7. Andrea on said:

      Um be honest, I am not sure why I even finished this book What was supposed to be cute, clever.or maybe a cynical, eye opening, thought provoking look at corporate culture just ended up being stupid Seriously stupid The main character was named Girl And the boyfriend character was named Buster And the boss was named Guy And the company was called My Company And the investors were called The Bank Seriously This not only left me confused at the start of the book, but it also served to depersonaliz [...]

    8. l a i n e y on said:

      I don t quite understand Girl the main character s name but I figured if her story is interesting then I don t mind reading it Well, I didn t find it interesting and the I read, the I don t appreciate it I kept feeling frustrated with Girl and I often found myself just waiting for something interesting to happen other than the going ons of bussiness, anything Oh the romance even seems half heartedly done, I don t know it is weird.Still the writer earns extra star from her usual excellent writi [...]

    9. Vanessa on said:

      This book was a waste of my time It really didn t have a point or purpose to it and then when it ended, it just basically stopped I can t believe it took two authors to write a book this crappy I would not recommend this book to anyone.

    10. Janet Morris on said:

      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 issues, but have we ever truly seen a perfect book This book has some good qualities in it, but it also shows us that we need to really examine our society and our way of life.The character names were commonly used to critique the book because they were completely generic, but the point of having nam [...]

    11. KP on said:

      after reading the nanny diaries, i expected from these authors it seemed like the same basic story told in a different environment and setting and naming the main character girl was kind of annoying as well.

    12. Anke on said:

      Um What was this I read The Nanny Diaries a few years ago and found them a quick, brainless read So when I had a bit of a cold and saw this at the local library, I thought it would be good to read over the weekend while fighting some viruses and hanging out on my couch Well, wrong.Apparently this is a satire, and it is certainly exaggerated in all possible ways, but what exactly was this trying to tell me Everyone in this book is meant to appear very archetypal by having names like Girl , Guy , [...]

    13. Rachel Warner on said:

      While this book s main character, Girl, didn t have the charm of Nanny from The Nanny Diaries, she did resonate with me in her frustration under bosses who expect the most and give the least, boyfriends who leave her guessing, and family that seems to have no idea what the world is really like Like The Nanny Diaries, Citizen Girl s readability comes from the reader s disgust with the supporting characters As you read, McLaughlin will have you screaming What and groaning with shared humiliation f [...]

    14. PurplyCookie on said:

      How did this book get published If I could only give this book a ranking of 0, believe me I would This has got to be the worst chick lit book I ve read in quite a long time I always try to give books a chance by actually finishing it but with this one, I just can t bring myself to do so Citizen Girl is the sopho effort from McLaughlin and Kraus, who debuted with The Nanny Diaries This time around, our heroine is Girl, a twentysomething women s studies major whose liberal arts education led her t [...]

    15. Arianna on said:

      Maybe one of THE worst books I ve ever read I just kept going, hoping it would get better somehow But it never resolved into anything at all, and I am sorry I wasted the time The characters were all entirely unsympathetic the main character was whiny and I had so much trouble empathizing or feeling any sort of sorry for her Usually I love when a story is based at all in Connecticut this time, I was ashamed that she was presumably FROM Waterbury it s barely mentioned The storyline is a mushy, mes [...]

    16. Robin Cicchetti on said:

      Girl is a born and bred liberal feminist who wants to change the world, and also make a living wage Set in NYC we follow her descent in the capitalist inferno, each twist becoming bizarre than the last Witnessing the heroine justify that every compromise with her beliefs is somehow justified simply made me feel dirty This writing team is very clever and often snicker out loud funny, as they proved with their entertaining bestseller The Nanny Diaries While that book provided a few peeks into the [...]

    17. Wendi on said:

      Maybe you haven t been on the wrong side of the Want Ads, degree s in hand but no experience and really no clue what you want to do in life So you take a job that looks good, you think will make you feel good, and if anything makes ends meet That s basically what Citizen Girl is about I don t understand the low scoring on this book I have always felt that this book was about me Well, not entirely as I m not in New York and don t have access to nearly as many crazy things as our heroine, but I ve [...]

    18. Gina on said:

      Hated it with every ounce of my soul The moment I realized it was written by the Nanny Diaries ladies, I knew I was in trouble because I hated that too even though it was very popular I spent hours of my day reading this today and by page 200 of 300 , I couldn t do it any nothing made sense, nothing was happening, and it was just a hot mess Skimmed to the final chapter which I never do , and sure enough, ending sucked as well What a waste of my day Life is too short to read bad books

    19. Jeana on said:

      There is absolutely nothing remarkable about this book It reads sort of like a Devil Wears Prada without the humor or caring about the characters at all I ve had my share of bad bosses, so I could relate a bit to Girl s plight However, I didn t think she rang true as a feminist or a person to be quite honest I didn t like her, I didn t feel bad for her, and the ending was a little too late for me to feel like she finally had some convictions Stick with the Nanny Diaries, as least there was somet [...]

    20. Jenna on said:

      The only thing I really have to say about this rather unremarkable book is this now I know why it was in the 1 shelves And honestly, that was still too much This book isn t worth the paper it was printed on.

    21. Angelina on said:

      Omg, this was in the Take us we re FREE bin so I did I am curious why a fiction book of chick lit variety would need two authors and I m going to find out despite the dire warnings from people who love me.

    22. Nicole Chin on said:

      Unrealistic plot and a really naive and weak main character Also, the authors really screwed up with the names of the characters Names such as Girl, Guy, Buster, Rex and Manley just didn t do it for me.

    23. Jennifer on said:

      This was the worst book that I have ever read The men were loathesome The protaganist was pathetic And the plot was both ridiculous and offensive I m throwing the book in the trash after writing this review in an effort to distance myself from it.

    24. Anna on said:

      This book felt like a terrible version of The Devil Wears Prada, and I HATED The Devil Wears Prada I really need to get to a point where I can allow myself to not finish a book I knew 3 pages in that I was going to hate this book but tortured myself by finishing it anyway There was literally nothing I liked about this book, the characters were horrible and the plot was pointless and absurd The publishing company who printed this must be as corrupt and poorly run as the My Company, Inc that the [...]

    25. Jeanie T on said:

      Stressful I like the philosophical question of the situation, how much sacrifice will you make on behalf of others, and how much personal gain will you accept at the expense of others These questions are explored through a whole bunch of really stressful scenarios Read this a chapter at a time, it ll give you an ulcer if you read it all at once.

    26. Jaclyn on said:

      I read this book only because I needed to read an unpopular book for the Summer Reading Challenge and this was the most appealing choice on the list I don t know if my awareness of the fact that so many others hated it colored my impression of the story or not, but I tried to go into it with an open mind despite that In an attempt to try to make the best of it, I purposely did not read Nanny Diaries so that I wouldn t have the high expectations that book apparently set for so many readers Now I [...]

    27. Mari on said:

      Was enticed to buy this because of its 4 price tag on Borders Bargain Bookshelf The blurb is good satire highlights key issues do you have to look hot to get ahead for women in today s workplace but is entirely misleading This is sophomoric in that it s the authors second book they also wrote Nanny Diaries and that it s just so dumb The main character s name is Girl, and other characters are called by descriptive words instead of traditional names It took me a few chapters to realize that was he [...]

    28. Rebecca on said:

      You know how I always refer to the lead in the book as Girl and the future love interest as Dude I do that mainly because I am always behind on the reviews and I can t remember the names of anyone This book pretty much did that throughout the whole book and it was super super annoying Everything was rreferred to something super generic and while it kept everything straight, I was kind of annoyed by it.Girl works for some rah rah women s organization whose head is insane and she is fired Half the [...]

    29. Lauren on said:

      I ve read three books by these authors that I enjoyed However, I have no idea what they were thinking when they wrote this book Whatever thoughts they had of a best seller feel through If you have any self preservational skills, they will definitely come in handy if you find yourself wanting to even read the synopsis Supposedly, Girl yes that is her name, which really isn t the problems seeing has the nanny in Nanny Diaries was referred to as Nanny is a heroine, unless my definition of a heroine [...]

    30. Linnea on said:

      I don t even know wtf was going on with this book It started out all cute about some girl in an office in New York and she was writing a paper to present at a feminist conference and then it just started spiraling out of control She got a job at a company that looked great and started dating a guy who seemed cool if a bit manipulative and then the company kept trying to exploit women and the boyfriend never stopped being a dick The girl whose name is Girl, in case you couldn t figure out it was [...]

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