Primates of Park Avenue

Primates of Park Avenue

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The book that has outraged the social elite!

“Eye-popping” —People

“Amusing, perceptive and…deliciously evil” —The New York Times Book Review

“Juicy, sexy, bawdy stuff” —New York Daily News

“Think Gossip Girl, but with a sociological study of the parents.” —InStyle.com

Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


Instead of a tell-all, “Primates of Park Avenue” is a conventional memoir with a gimmick.

The book is at its best when Martin analyzes her population this way. Comparing a group of women to primates, their family planning to those of birds, their interactions with men to groups of mice—these make for compelling insights.

The result is an amusing, perceptive and, at times, thrillingly evil takedown of upper-class culture by an outsider with a front-row seat.


Book Details  


Publisher: Simon & Schuster (June 02, 2015)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Parent ISBN: 9781476762715

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 3.5 MB

Language: English


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