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Gross Anatomy

Narrated by: Mara Altman
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Gender Issues
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Summary

'I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve wondered, especially after a spicy meal, why evolution wasn’t smart enough to build us with buttholes made out of something more durable? Titanium, perhaps?'

From the hilarious Mara Altman, Gross Anatomy unapologetically explores the beautiful, and sometimes not so beautiful, aspects of our bodies and why they’re worth loving anyway. From hairy chins to braless outings, lice infestations to PMS, no body part is left undiscussed as Altman takes the listener on a wild journey from head to toe, recounting experiences most of us are too polite to share.

Hugely funny and unashamedly body positive, this book is a must-listen for all women (and men, too). Through a combination of personal anecdotes and fascinating research, Mara Altman proves herself a fearless and thoroughly charming writer, creating one of the most compulsive feminist listens of the year.

©2018 Mara Altman (P)2018 Mara Altman

Critic reviews

“I love how Gross Anatomy delightfully reveals Mara Altman’s upbeat and life-affirming obsession with the human body - our lovelinesses and not-so-lovelinesses. Lots of people will soon feel far more body-positive because of this book.” (Jon Ronson) 

"Gross Anatomy anoints Mara Altman at once the Mary Karr of sweat, the David Sedaris of head lice, and the Frank McCourt of nudist resorts... What more could you ask for in a book?" (Sarah Knight, internationally best-selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

"Gross Anatomy is a charming, deeply-researched, whole-hearted embrace of our imperfections, the things that women don't talk about because we feel they mar our societally imposed notions of femininity. But after reading Mara Altman's exploration of her body (and ours) you'll feel more comfortable with yourself, from head to toe." (Jennifer 8. Lee, author of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles)

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