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Only In New York : How I Took Manhattan (with the Kids) - Caroline Overington

Only In New York

How I Took Manhattan (with the Kids)


Published: 1st October 2006
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An uplifting tale of one woman juggling her dream job as a foreign correspondent, the demands of 2-year-old twins, a high-flying husband who can't get a green card, and all the temptations of life in New York.

Most journalists would crawl over broken glass to secure the glittering prize of being a foreign correspondent in New York. Caroline Overington is understandably over the moon about her plum posting, but there's a problem (or two). New York is a great playground for grown-ups, but is the crowded skyscraper capital of the world a good place to live when you're raising toddler twins? As her mother says, 'Are you mad?'

Caroline relocates her young family from sunny carefree Bondi to a rat-infested basement apartment in Manhattan and tackles the juggling act of being a good mother and a having an exciting career as a reporter overseas. Her husband Martin has his own challenges - after twenty years as an advertising executive, he has to learn to be a stay-at-home dad. Whether she's covering the lead-up to the war in Iraq from a flooded basement, attending Bill Clinton's book launch with a three-year-old dressed as a pirate or exposing author Norma Khouri as a fake with the kids in the back of the car, Caroline Overington gives it her all.

Funny, perceptive and inspirational, this is the adventure of a lifetime, proving that the modern woman can have it all: a high-flying career, a wonderful family life and 'New York'.

About the Author

Caroline Overington worked for several years in New York as the correspondent for Fairfax. Along with Malcolm Knox she won the 2004 Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism for their report in the Sydney Morning-Herald the Norma Khouri Investigation. A former sports writer, she won the Prime Ministerial Women and Sport Awards for journalism in 1996. She currently writes for The Australian and lives in Sydney.

1. The trouble with clowns

2. 'We'll be living on your salary?'

3. Welcome to New York

4. Like living in a movie ... but which one?

5. 'Do you know Kerry Packer?'

6. 'The Oscar is quite phallic, isn't it?'

7. Losing our first friend

8. Horny Aussie Mums group

9. 'Do you have somewhere to sleep tonight?'

10. 'You're walking the wrong way.'

11. 'Mr Clinton? He's so charismatic!'

12. Grandma Blue

13. Nanny wary

14. The Manhattan Mothers of Twins Club

15. 'Haven't you ever paid somebody to stand in the passport queue?'

16. Animal peopl
Caroline Overington

Caroline Overington is a two-time Walkley Award-winning journalist who is currently a senior writer and columnist with The Australian. She is the author of two non-fiction books, Only in New York and Kickback which is about the UN oil-for-food scandal in Iraq. Since then she has had her first novel Ghost Child published in October 2009 to great acclaim.

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ISBN: 9781741149616
ISBN-10: 1741149614
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 1st October 2006
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1