Mara Altman
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Mara Altman

Mara Altman writes about issues that embarrass her (i.e. chin hair), because she has found that putting shame on the page defuses the stigma, leaving her with a sense of empowerment and freedom. Her newest book, Gross Anatomy: Dispatches From the Front (And Back), publishes August 2018.

Over time, Mara has become progressively fearful of airplane flights, but less concerned with getting fat (in the Spring of 2010, she started to eat bacon). She feels most inspired when walking across bridges and lives the perpetual Catch-22 of not being able to go to sleep without first drinking a glass of water, but then having to get up to pee at 3 a.m. She reminds herself that things could always be worse. Then she's stuck thinking about all the bad things that could happen. And then she can't get back to sleep.

Mara has published seven best-selling Kindle Singles. Thanks for Coming, her first book, which follows her on an adventure to find her orgasm, was translated into three languages - German, Spanish and Portuguese. The book was also optioned by HBO. Before going freelance, she worked at daily newspapers both in India and Thailand and was a staff writer for the Village Voice. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine and other outlets.

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Best Sellers

    • Gross Anatomy

    • Dispatches from the Front (and Back)
    • By: Mara Altman
    • Narrated by: Mara Altman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    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?....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Frank, Honest, and Humorous Look at Our Bodies

    • By swigdor on 11-30-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Thanks for Coming

    • One Young Woman's Quest for an Orgasm
    • By: Mara Altman
    • Narrated by: Mara Altman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    By turns uproarious and touching, the memoir of a young woman's search for an orgasm - and for the elusive connections between sex and lover....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Bearded Lady

    • By: Mara Altman
    • Narrated by: Mara Altman
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Mara Altman returns to top comic form to address the problem every woman faces but no woman wants to acknowledge: facial and body hair....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Emergency. Tweezers.

    • By Erin - Audible on 01-27-14

    Regular price: $2.99

    • That's What She Said

    • By: Altman Mara Altman
    • Narrated by: Mara Altman
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The hirsute heroine of last year's hit Kindle Single Bearded Lady has found herself on the precipice of failure....

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Sparkle

    • By: Mara Altman
    • Narrated by: Mara Altman
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Last fall, newly-engaged author Mara Altman rejected the showy sparkle of a multi-carat diamond ring, and chose instead a simple, three-figure bauble....

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Baby Steps

    • By: Mara Altman
    • Narrated by: Mara Altman
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Mara Altman, author of the number-one Kindle Singles best seller Bearded Lady, turns to the topic of motherhood with touching and uproarious results....

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Bag of Meat on Ball of Dirt

    • By: Mara Altman
    • Narrated by: Mara Altman
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Every day hundreds of human beings board long-haul flights to India on extended breaks from their everyday lives, in search of something seemingly easy to find: themselves....

    Regular price: $2.99

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