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The Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus Collection #1

Citizen Girl, Dedication, and Between You and Me

About The Book

Three heartfelt stories from Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Nanny Diaries.

Citizen Girl
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 is edgy and heartfelt, an entertaining read that is startlingly relevant.

What if your first love left town, without a word to anyone, days before graduation? What if, within months, he became one of the biggest recording stars on the planet? What if, after thirteen years of getting on with your life—walking past his face on newsstands, flipping past his image on TV, tuning him out on the radio—you get the call that he has finally landed back in your hometown for an MTV special? What if you finally had the chance to confront him? What would you do? This is the dilemma faced by Kate Hollis, a woman on the threshold of her thirtieth birthday who discovers that the only way to become a well-adjusted, fully-fledged adult is to revisit seventeen.

Between You and Me
Twenty-seven-year-old Logan hasn’t seen Kelsey in person since their parents separated them as kids. But their reunion is quickly overshadowed by the toxic dynamic between Kelsey and her parents. As Kelsey tries desperately to break away and grasp at a “real” life, beyond the influence of her parents and managers, she makes one catastrophic misstep after another. Logan risks everything to hold on, but when Kelsey unravels in the most horribly public way, Logan finds that she will ultimately have to choose between rescuing the girl she has always protected . . . and saving herself.

About The Authors

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Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus are the New York Times bestselling authors of The Nanny Diaries, Citizen Girl, Nanny Returns, and the young adult novels, The Real Real and Over You. They are the cofounders of, a book coaching firm, and work together in New York City. For more information visit

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (June 18, 2013)
  • Length: 592 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781451689525

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