The Museum’s Hall of Primates explores the mammalian order that includes apes, monkeys, and humans. The hall is divided into families, with displays that trace both shared characteristics and those unique to each group. For example, while many primates such as spider monkeys have long tails they use for grasping, apes, which have hands that are specialized for swinging from trees, do not have tails.
This book was amazing. I read it in two days—it’s short, but I also couldn’t put it down. I read it on the train. I read it when I was supposed to be working. I read while my friends were watching Looney Toons on a Saturday morning. I finished it in Grand Central, walking along the platform with two pages left after the train ride.
I don’t think any description of mine could do these essays justice. They are raw and honest, thoughtful and sensitive, funny and smart and heartbreaking and hopeful. I think I will read them over and over again, not because of anything to do with being a writer, but as a human being. You should definitely read it, too.