Emma McLaughlin was born in Elmira, New York on February 7, 1974. She graduated from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in Arts in Education. She worked as a business consultant within the private and public sectors. She met Nicola Kraus while both were attending New York University, and working as nannies. They wrote The Nanny Diaries, which was published in 2002 and was adapted into a film starring Scarlett Johansson in 2007. Their other works include Citizen Girl, Dedication, The Real Real, Nanny Returns, and The First Affair.
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