Primates of Park Avenue

What happens when a Midwestern social researcher with a background in anthropology moves to Manhattan’s most prestigious ZIP code…and raises her children there? Primates of Park Avenue is an anthropological memoir of Manhattan motherhood by Dr. Wednesday Martin, author of Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel and Act the Way We Do (Houghton Mifflin, 2009). By turns hilarious, touching and insightful, Primates of Park Avenue reveals the pressures, conundrums and competition that make mothers and mothering in Manhattan unique.

From a deconstruction of the exercise and self-care practices of the caste of women with ...

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