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Editorial Reviews

Mara Altman recounts the personal story of her sexuality in the audiobook Thanks for Coming: One Young Woman's Quest for an Orgasm. As the author and performer of this audio memoir, Mara Altman brings an outstanding intimacy in the way only a firsthand account really can, while still being uproarious.

Thanks for Coming follows the humorous and emotional personal journey of a young woman, who is trying to understand her own body and unlock the secret to having an orgasm. This story is highly enjoyable, and will surprise you with tales of international lovers, yearlong sexual dry spells, and an erotically sensual poet.

Publisher's Summary

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.

Twenty-six-year-old Mara Altman wanted to know what all the screaming was about. She'd lost her virginity at seventeen; grown up in southern California with sexually free parents; had lovers in India, Burma, and Peru; and spent a year in Bangkok observing all manner of depravity. And yet she was an attractive, successful, single woman in New York who'd never had an orgasm.

And so she embarked on a wildly funny, emotionally resonant odyssey - a journey both inside and outside herself - only to discover that, for Mara, orgasm was connected to a part of her that no vibrator could reach. Thanks for Coming is one woman's look at our obsession with and anxiety over the female orgasm. Her quest to get her own yields poignant results that will surprise even the sexually awakened among us. From sex shows to sex conventions, from a therapist's couch to her own couch, from the bedroom to the bar, Mara Altman proves to be a guide as hilarious as she is investigative.

©2009 Mara Altman (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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