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Primates of Park Avenue: Adventures Inside the Secret Sisterhood of Manhattan Moms

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Wednesday Martin

Narrated By: Madeleine Maby

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.


  • Nicola L

    A great insight into a world so extremely different from my own.

  • Alexandra P von Sauber

    Fantastic book! Must Read London is the same but more close more expensive and less fashionable :)

  • Paula Emeigh

    This was a great book into the inside life of the upper east side Manhattan life. Well read and well written. I would love to read more from this author