Mara Altman {Pdf ebook} Gross Anatomy Dispatches from the Front and Back

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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. Altman divulges the weird shit we deal with as women in a hilarious and informative manner From body hair to tush functions to camouflaging the toe she boldly discusses personal experiences and reservations while also conducting valid research Think of a less boring Mary Roach sorry I like your books but they re dry as hell with an blunt and dark sense of humor I actually snorted you guys Loved every second Anytime I can laugh my ass off while also learning something Well that s brilliant

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Gross Anatomy Dispatches from the Front and Back

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

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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. 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 to feel like I have to hide something from my fiance to spend thousands of dollars to feel less worthy than my female peers I did not expect to learn SO much about the body but here I am Mara Altman takes a very Mary Roach approach to the uestions she has about the body why do women have to shave their bodies Why do dogs like sniffing crotches What makes people faint and hunts down experts to answer those uestions for her And she s hilarious I love it so much


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

  2. says:

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

  3. says:

    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 s

  4. says:

    Altman divulges the weird shit we deal with as women in a hilarious and informative manner From body hair to tush functions to camouflaging the “toe” she boldly discusses personal experiences and reservations while also conducting valid research Think of a less boring Mary Roach sorry; I like your books but they’re

  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

  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 doctorsTold in a Mary Roach ish style irreverent fearless and candid with in depth research Al

  8. says:

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

  9. says:

    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 of fun as well while tackling similar ground The book is part memoir par

  10. says:

    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

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