The best way to describe Bad Heir Day is to refer to it as 'British'. It is very much in the vein of Bridget Jones. Anna, the main character is dating a complete ass of a man and suddenly isn't and is homeless to boot. She accepts the job of a writer's assistant, but really becomes the live-in nanny to the worst child alive. She does meet another nanny who offers inspiration and advice. There are several zany adventures and a nice, wrapped-up ending. A great book to take on vacation. I liked it, but eventually will forget all about it.