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A Conversation With Wednesday Martin, Author of Primates of Park Avenue

On the surface, Primates of Park Avenue is an examination of a lived stereotype: an anthropology-inflected, lightly analytical memoir of coming to belong within an Upper East Side community where blonde, thin, status-obsessed moms hip-check each other with their designer bags, where absent men dole out “wife bonuses”… » 6/02/15 2:50pm 6/02/15 2:50pm

Oedipus Rx: Or, The Single Creepiest "Modern Love" Essay Ever

The New York Times' » 10/20/08 1:00pm 10/20/08 1:00pm "Modern Love" column is frequently irritating, silly, and asinine. But it's not often that one of these gut-spillers leaves one feeling actually disturbed, vaguely dirty, desperate to talk to a therapist and maybe call social services. Such was the reaction elicited by Sunday's "," a mother's rant…

Regretting Motherhood: Not Every Woman Wants Rugrats

"Women who regret having children are the silent minority," writes Lucy Beresford in the Times of London. Beresford is a writer and psychotherapist who says that not all women are cut out to be mothers. "Many go ahead with pregnancy," she writes, "hoping that ambivalence will be annihilated during labor by a love-bomb… » 3/03/08 12:30pm 3/03/08 12:30pm