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After having 2 kids (20 months apart) in my late 30s and taking both to a preschool on Manhattan’s Upper East Side filled with heiresses and old-money types, I knew I had a novel in me.


Inspired by true events, but highly fictionalized, The Playgroup is that story. It chronicles ex-comic and recovering bulimic Ellie Fuller’s foray into the world of rich mommies with nannies, country homes, and live-in staff.

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 "The author’s comedic background comes shining through. The writing is funny. Ellie’s lines are delivered perfectly!”

-- Library Journal

“Spencer deftly chronicles a study of attraction, lies, and self-destruction…”

-- Publisher’s Weekly 

“Takes up where The Nanny Diaries left off.”

-- Kirkus Reviews 

“Riveting from start to finish.”

-- Dennis Drake, screenwriter, Down with Love 

"Nelsie Spencer has achieved something very difficult. She has written a commercial book and a smart book. Ellie is so fresh...both brazen and beautiful and perfectly of her moment. She reminds me of Isadora Wing in Fear of Flying." 

- Ellen Paul, author of Slightly Abridged

"I read this book last summer, and I could not put it down! I found myself reading the good juicy parts out loud to my husband! This book is a quick read that you won't want to end!"

- Jodi, 5.0 out of 5 stars on Amazon