Primates of Park Avenue: Adventures Inside the Secret Sisterhood of Manhattan Moms
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: June 2015
Duration: 8 hours 11 minutes
When Wednesday Martin first moves to the Upper East Side, she hasn't a clue where she should live, how she should dress, or where her son should go to preschool--or why these things seems so vitally important to her family's social success and happiness. She feels hazed and unwelcome until she begins to look at her environment through the lens of her academic background in anthropology. As she analyzes migration patterns, childrearing practices, fetish objects, physical adornment practices, magical purifying rituals, the demographics of mating, and female bonding, she finds it easier to fit in and even enjoy her new life. Then one day, Wednesday's world is turned upside down, and she finds out there's much more to the women who she's secretly been calling Manhattan Geishas.
Brilliant, witty, and original, The Primates of Park Avenue lifts a veil on a secret, elite world within a world--the strange, exotic, and utterly foreign and fascinating life of privileged Manhattan motherhood.
Alexandra P von Sauber