from Barbara Blouin, The Inheritance Project
The book Like a Second Mother: Nannies and Housekeepers in the Lives of Wealthy Children is officially out of print after I gave away hundreds of copies in the early 2000s. It wasn’t selling, which broke my heart because I think it is my best book. I recently spoke with a friend who I interviewed for the book; she told me that all her siblings (five) are currently reading the book. They love it! It’s as simple as that. (I don’t know how they are finding the books … probably in used bookstores).
This is a big collection of interviews with people who had caregivers (nannies and housekeepers) in their lives—often in families where the children were neglected or sometimes even abused. These caregivers were their protectors, and the children bonded with them. Many of these stories are accompanied by photos. I also interviewed many caregivers, as well as combinations: adults who had caregivers; caregivers; and sometimes also parents.
It is not possible to order this book online, but I encourage you to buy it directly from me, the author. The original price was $24.95 because it is a big book and was expensive to produce. I am now offering it for $15.00 US plus shipping. The cost of shipping depends on where you live.
Please contact me directly. You can pay me through my Paypal account.