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Emma McLaughlin
Emma McLaughlin is the co-author, with Nicola Kraus, of four New York Times bestsellers, including The Nanny Diaries. Their next novel, "Between You & Me," is out in June.

Entries by Emma McLaughlin


(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 11:09 AM

A friend recently shared that for his upcoming birthday, he's asked his wife to put him into a medically-induced coma. I just didn't see our thirties having quite so much in-ten-si-ty, to quote Lost in Translation, the film featuring a girl with too much time on her hands. Remember that...

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Come Now -- Or Not at All

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 1:08 PM

My pediatrician was the one who told me about them. She's cool, as pediatricians go, but nonetheless, I wasn't expecting an erotic recommendation while standing between the sticky Hess truck and the infant scale. In the ensuing weeks I, like the rest of the world, heard all about this phenomenon....

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Philandering Public Men of America (and Michael Vick) Meet Me at Camera Three

(25) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 2:16 PM

We have a friend who, heeding endless pleading from her toddlers, took them to Disney World. Her husband -- Kenny -- spent the trip going on about riding Space Mountain. He was still grumbling as they piled their suitcases back onto the monorail at which point she turned to him...

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Please Don't Disturb Me With Facts. I'm Hating.

(33) Comments | Posted May 23, 2012 | 5:11 PM

If Britney Spear's much-dissected foray back into public light proved anything it's this: the American public is not a huge fan of context. Vitriolic headlines broke last week when she appeared at the upfronts alongside Simon Cowell to promote her upcoming turn as a judge on The X Factor. As...

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My Buffer: In Memoriam

(7) Comments | Posted May 21, 2012 | 10:11 AM

My writing partner, Nicki, and I became obsessed with a monologist who performs unscripted shows equipped with nothing more than scribbled bullet points and a glass of water. We wrote him a fan letter and found ourselves sharing lunch and eventually a friendship. "How?" I asked over a leisurely meal,...

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