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Primates of Park Avenue

A Memoir

by Wednesday Martin

Hardcover, 248 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $26 |


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A Memoir
Wednesday Martin

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The author, a professional anthropologist, compares the behavior of the wealthy mothers of the Upper East Side in New York City that she lived among to primate social behavior, with its rules and rituals about dominance, display, hierarchy, mating practices, physical adornment, and anxiety.

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