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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 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 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. Intelligent, funny, and heartfelt, Primates of Park Avenue lifts a veil on a secret, elite world within a world--the exotic, fascinating, and strangely familiar culture of privileged Manhattan motherhood"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
974.7/1
Index
no index present
LC call number
F128.68.U63
LC item number
M37 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Primates of Park Avenue : a memoir, Wednesday Martin, Ph.D
Link
http://santaclara.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=CD176726-3025-4D8A-A773-B68E2599F5B7
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Comme il Faut -- Playdate Pariah -- Going Native : Mommy Wants a Birkin -- Manhattan Geisha -- Girls Club of Manhattan -- A Xanax and a Bloody Mary -- A Rainy Day -- Summary Fieldnotes
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476762722
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
CD176726-3025-4D8A-A773-B68E2599F5B7
System control number
  • 906031962
  • (OCoLC)906031962
Label
Primates of Park Avenue : a memoir, Wednesday Martin, Ph.D
Link
http://santaclara.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=CD176726-3025-4D8A-A773-B68E2599F5B7
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Comme il Faut -- Playdate Pariah -- Going Native : Mommy Wants a Birkin -- Manhattan Geisha -- Girls Club of Manhattan -- A Xanax and a Bloody Mary -- A Rainy Day -- Summary Fieldnotes
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476762722
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
CD176726-3025-4D8A-A773-B68E2599F5B7
System control number
  • 906031962
  • (OCoLC)906031962

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