Disclaimer to be added to popular ‘Primates of Park Avenue’

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of a popular inside take on Park Avenue life called “Primates of Park Avenue” is responding to factual questions raised about it and says an author’s note will be included in the e-book and future print editions saying some details were altered because of privacy concerns.

Simon & Schuster spokesman Cary Goldstein on Monday blamed an “oversight” for the initial absence of such a disclaimer, common in memoirs. The decision follows a New York Post report alleging several inaccuracies, including the number of years author Wednesday Martin lived on Park Avenue.

Martin’s book was released last week. It attracted immediate attention by alleging some spouses received “wife bonuses” from their husbands for household management. Many critics have doubted the bonuses exist, but the Post tracked down an engineer’s wife who confirmed getting annual payments.