Monday, September 7, 2015

Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin

A memoir about life as a mom living on Park Avenue in New York City. Martin is educated as an anthropologist, so she writes about her own experience as a mom living in the community, but she also observes and analyzes the behaviors of her fellow moms.

I alternated between feeling fascinated and disgusted while I was reading this book. The lifestyles of these women are so extreme! $10,000 purses! One of the more amusing parts of the book was when Martin adds up what it costs just to maintain one's body (hair, nails, yoga, waxing, clothes, etc.). Boomer and I could live quite comfortably just on one of these lady's body maintenance budgets.

A so-so book, like I said, fascinating yet disgusting.

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