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24-Karat Kids

Genre: Fiction; Author: Judy Goldstein, Sebastian Stuart; Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Pediatrician Shelley Green, a ”schlumpy girl from Jackson Heights who was ten pounds overweight and had less fashion sense than your average bag lady,” lands a job at Manhattan’s most elite practice and gets lost in a sea of Chanel, Manolos, and seriously neurotic kids — and their crazier parents. There’s a soap star who wants a nose job for her 8-month-old son, a vegetarian millionaire couple who bring their son in when they find a Big Mac wrapper in his book bag, and a famous singer who ”doesn’t do diapers” and freaks when her nanny goes on vacation. 24-Karat Kids by Dr. Judy Goldstein and Sebastian Stuart, is a light, superficial read, but a fun one — every bit as compelling as The Nanny Diaries.

Originally posted June 16 2006 — 12:00 AM EDT

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