My husband Monte Farber and I attended a book-signing party for Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir by Wednesday Martin at the Children’s Museum of the East End. It is a new book, published June 2, 2015, that looks into a secret, elite world within a world—the cultural codes, habits and privileged culture of a certain group of Manhattan mothers on the Upper East Side.
Trained as an anthropologist and primatologist, Martin focuses on the young women she met on her sojourn, describing their rituals, desires and fears. Martin joins and observes their tribal, primate social behaviors in an original, breezy and witty memoir about her adventures.
She analyzes their preoccupations, anxieties, fashion choices, shopping rituals, mating practices, and more. Her conclusions are thought-provoking and unexpected.
What a fun venue for a book signing! This museum is wonderful. Since opening in October of 2005 with over 7,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on exhibits, program and performance space, the Children’s Museum of the East End (CMEE) has become the most visited museum in Eastern Long Island.
The proceeds of the book signing went to the terrific Head Start program at CMEE.
See more at cmee.org!
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