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I have long been fascinated with New York City. If I were told I had to pick a city to live in, it would most definitely be New York. There is a unique kind of energy there unlike any other place I've been. You've Got Mail is a favorite movie and Sex and the City is a favorite show just for the scenery alone. I have gotten lost on the Humans of New York Facebook page, and even picked up a book on NYC food trucks from the library (which mostly just made me really hungry).
Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin is the story of her move to the Upper East Side of Manhattan, home of the elite-est of the elite, and the incredible situations she found herself in because of it. Part memoir, part field guide to the ins and outs of the daily routine of the city's wealthiest residents, and part anthropological study, Primates is a fun read while giving you a glimpse into what it's really like to live on the Upper East Side, particularly the interactions between the women and the hoops they must go through to move up society's ranks. It's highly recommended to anyone who loves the culture of the City and wonders what it's like to actually live there and raise kids there. While the hierarchy of the Upper East Side is an extreme example of city culture, it's like getting a glimpse into the real-life Gossip Girl.