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The Resource Primates of Park Avenue : a memoir, Wednesday Martin, Ph. D

Primates of Park Avenue : a memoir, Wednesday Martin, Ph. D

Label
Primates of Park Avenue : a memoir
Title
Primates of Park Avenue
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Wednesday Martin, Ph. D
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and primatology, she tried looking at her new world through that lens, and suddenly things fell into place. She understood the other mothers' snobbiness at school drop-off when she compared them to olive baboons. Her obsessional quest for a Hermes Birkin handbag made sense when she realized other females wielded them to establish dominance in their troop. And so she analyzed tribal migration patterns; display rituals; physical adornment, mutilation, and mating practices; extra-pair copulation; and more. Every city has its Upper East Side, and in Wednesday's memoir, readers everywhere will recognize the strange cultural codes of powerful social hierarchies and the compelling desire to climb them. They will also see that Upper East Side mothers want the same things for their children that all mothers want -- safety, happiness, and success -- and not even sky-high penthouses and chauffeured SUVs can protect this ecologically released tribe from the universal experiences of anxiety and loss. When Wednesday's life turns upside down, she learns how deep the bonds of female friendship really are
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Primates of Park Avenue : a memoir, Wednesday Martin, Ph. D
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-246)
Contents
Comme il Faut -- Playdate Pariah -- Going Native: Mommy Wants a Birkin -- Manhattan Geisha -- A Girl's Night In -- A Xanax and a Bloody Mary: Manhattan Moms on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown -- A Rainy Day -- Summary Fieldnotes
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 248 pages
Isbn
9781476762623
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014041481
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904334968
  • (OCoLC)ocn904334968
  • 723878
Label
Primates of Park Avenue : a memoir, Wednesday Martin, Ph. D
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-246)
Contents
Comme il Faut -- Playdate Pariah -- Going Native: Mommy Wants a Birkin -- Manhattan Geisha -- A Girl's Night In -- A Xanax and a Bloody Mary: Manhattan Moms on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown -- A Rainy Day -- Summary Fieldnotes
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 248 pages
Isbn
9781476762623
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014041481
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904334968
  • (OCoLC)ocn904334968
  • 723878

Library Locations

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      1515 SW 10th Ave , Topeka, Kansas, 66604, US
      39.050746 -95.696533
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