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Primates of park avenue [electronic resource] : Adventures Inside the Secret Sisterhood of Manhattan Moms. Wednesday Martin.

Martin, Wednesday. (Author). Maby, Madeleine. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781442386006 (sound recording)
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2015.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Madeleine Maby.
Summary, etc.: Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty 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. Her conclusions are smart, thought-provoking, and hilariously unexpected. Every city has...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 229146 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Family & Relationships.
Sociology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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