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Publisher to put a clarifying note on “wife bonus” book

Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

Simon & Schuster, the publisher of the controversial Primates of Park Avenue memoir, said Sunday it would be adding a clarifying note to future printings of the book after a report emerged pointing out some factual inconsistencies in it. Some had already expressed skepticism at “wife bonus” claim made in the book. The New York Post found through a search of property records that Wednesday Martin, the book’s author only lived in her Upper East Side home for three years — not six years as she claimed in the book. Reporters from the New York Times were unable to reach Martin for comment on Sunday, but a spokesperson for Simon & Schuster announced the clarifying measure and said, “It is a common narrative technique in memoirs for some names, identifying characteristics and chronologies to be adjusted or disguised, and that is the case with Primates of Park Avenue.”

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