[PDF/EPUB] Gross Anatomy Dispatches from the Front and Back ✓ Mara Altman


  • Hardcover
  • 312
  • Gross Anatomy Dispatches from the Front and Back
  • Mara Altman
  • en
  • 14 March 2018
  • 9780399574832

10 thoughts on “Gross Anatomy Dispatches from the Front and Back

  1. says:

    There ought to be a genre Mary Roach type This book Gross Anatomy attempts to out Roach the genre's originator pop science with humour and personal stories but does not succeed I suffered through the over long firs

  2. says:

    45 The female body has been a source of deep embarrassment for Altman but here she swaps shame for self deprecating silliness and cringing for

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    To be a complete woman I felt as though I had to get rid of a part of myself But why? Why does there have to be all this shame and angst about something that's a natural part of being woman? The pressure to be hairless has driven me

  4. says:

    Altman divulges the weird shit we deal with as women in a hilarious and informative manner From body hair to tus

  5. says:

    It was fun for a bit but I got tired of of the hair jokes it went on too long for me Sad too because I really enjoyed her humor but she burned me out I just wasn't interested in picking it up any

  6. says:

    So witty and comically right Women feel as if they have to give up something to be accepted She discussed things about the female body that women are ashamed to talk about usually

  7. says:

    Funny irreverent and very informative about bodily functions one always wondered about but didn't have the nerve to ask anyone including doctors

  8. says:

    Bless Mara Altman As a 28 year old woman who has been fighting the directives of her hormonally challenged body for a decad

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    Mom whether you like it or not this book needs to end with two generations of women embracing their female bodies so let's embrace okay?Below reviews have described Gross Anatomy as Mary Roach for millennials Given the average age of millennials I'd argue that Mary Roach makes a perfectly fine Mary Roach for millennials but Altman is a lot o

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    OY This was like the longest and most in your face REAL chats with your girlfriends over drinks if you could translate them all into the form of a book Mara pulls from her own experiences with her most intimate body parts including but not limited to her hair E V E R Y W H E R E sweat glands vulva and anus She breaks up the anecdotal evidence of how uncomfortable it was to realize that on top of the basic female hair removal leg

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Gross Anatomy Dispatches from the Front and Back

Sn't it all just cleavage These uestions and others like them have led to the comforting and sometimes smelly revelations that constitute Gross Anatomy an essay collection about what it's like to operate the bags of meat we call our bodiesDivided into two sections The Top Half and The Bottom Half with cartoons scattered throughout Altman's book tak.

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Es the reader on a wild and relatable journey from head to toe as she attempts to strike up a peace accord with our grody bitsWith a combination of personal anecdotes and fascinating research Gross Anatomy holds up a magnifying glass to our beliefs practices biases and body parts and shows us the naked truth that there is greatness in our grossness. Mom whether you like it or not this book needs to end with two generations of women embracing their female bodies so let s embrace okayBelow reviews have described Gross Anatomy as Mary Roach for millennials Given the average age of millennials I d argue that Mary Roach makes a perfectly fine Mary Roach for millennials but Altman is a lot of fun as well while tackling similar ground The book is part memoir part biology lesson part gender studies treatise and funny throughout I could do without the author s habit of using fatness as metaphorical shorthand for sloppiness and unhealthiness especially given how willing she is to extend sympathy and understanding to the less glamorous functions of her own body and the editor could stand to pay closer attention to word choice just because two words sound the same doesn t mean they re interchangeable but this was a fun read full of fascinating amusing and uncomfortable facts about the how and why of our bodies

Summary Gross Anatomy Dispatches from the Front and Back

An honest funny neurotic and totally gross love child of Mindy Kaling and Mary Roach Mara Altman's volatile and apprehensive relationship with her body has led her to wonder about a lot of stuff over the years Like who decided that women shouldn't have body hair And how sweaty is too sweaty Also why is breast cleavage sexy but camel toe revolting I. 45 The female body has been a source of deep embarrassment for Altman but here she swaps shame for self deprecating silliness and cringing for chuckling Through a snappy blend of personal anecdotes and intensive research she exposes the cultural expectations that make us dislike our bodies suggesting that a better knowledge of anatomy might help us feel normal While 11 of her 15 topics aren t exclusive to the female anatomy birthmarks hemorrhoids warts and apply to men too she always presents an honest account of the female experience If she were 10 20 years older varicose veins and wrinkles might replace other chapters True to her comedy background she comes out with terrific one liners like arriving sweaty to a party and finding people gazed at me with the same mix of concern and disconcertment I d expect if they d just caught me fornicating with an antelope This is one of my favorite books of the year and one I d recommend to women of any age It s funny it s feminist and it s a cracking good readSee my full review complete with embarrassing personal revelations on the Glamour website