"Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a...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."-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-246).
Comme il faut -- Playdate pariah -- Going native : Mommy wants a birkin -- Manhattan geisha -- A girls' night in -- A Xanax and a bloody Mary : Manhattan moms on the verge of a nervous breakdown -- A rainy day -- Summary fieldnotes.