Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir by Wednesday Martin is a humorous and yet serious look into the culture of motherhood among the elite residents of New York?s Upper East Side. The book traces the author?s journey from outsider to full participant, a process she describes as ?going na... tive.? The narrative of the book describes this enculturation process through a framework that uses Martin?s considerable expertise in anthropology and primatology. Equal parts memoir and observational study, the book offers readers insight into the peculiar social rules and morays of some of the most economically privileged mothers in the world operating in a highly competitive environment. This review includes a detailed summary of the books major themes followed by an analysis. Wednesday Martin is a prominent social critic with special expertise in parenting. Her book Stepmonster received critical acclaim and was a finalist of the Books for a Better Life Award. Her work is often cross disciplinary and draws from anthropology, psychology, primatology and cultural studies. Her PhD is in comparative literature and cultural studies from Yale University. She writes for numerous publications including Psychology Today, the New York Post, and The Daily Telegraph. She has appeared on a variety of news networks concerning her parenting expertise such as NPR, CNN, NBC, Fox News, and BBC. Read more....Download your copy today!Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. ? 2015 All Rights Reserved
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