Gross Anatomy Dispatches from the Front and Back ( read online ) By Mara Altman – eBook, Kindle eBook or Book Read

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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 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 first chapter of Mara trying to get her excess body hair removed and eyebrows plucked Although I don t have any hair on my legs or face my mother had issues and went through much of what Mara describes so I could identify But it was too much detail and too much lucky I can laugh at myself oh gorilla me It wasn t bad it just wasn t my style And that sums up the whole reading experience of the book for me YMMVBut when she went completely over the top like tummy buttons and weeing I didn t laugh so there goes the humour and didn t learn anything of value no important scienceIn fact your belly button as you read this is attached to your bladder via a defunct structure called the urachus When I open up the abdominal wall of a cadaver Harmon explained it looks like four to six hairs of pasta are coming out of the back of the belly button Our navels are only the tip of an underground weblike iceberg And guess who s not going to eat spaghetti this month MeIn extremely rare cases these abandoned ligament structures don t seal up after birth If that happens a condition may occur where you can pee through your belly button Can you imagine the convenience and the adorable tiny urinals Unfortunately this is not something that you can learn to do on your own Doctors actually consider the ability to pee through your belly button a problemThen there was the justification for why we do things to make ourselves look nice I don t agree with it This is not an existential issue but like one of sexual attraction as young people definitely seem to make most effort until some of them get married have babies and an effort is made only when there are people like at a school reunion or family wedding who would be severely critical if they didn t make an effortGoldenberg explained that those parts of us that are animal like snotty snouts pus filled boils milk laden mammaries are reminders often subconscious that just like other animals we have an expiration date So we invest a lot of effort in our bodies and try to transform them from their natural animal like ways she said noting practices such as wearing makeup clothes tattoos and perfumes and even engaging in practices as simple as brushing one s hair It s a defense against the anxiety associated with the awareness of mortality Tell that to the slobs who prop up the bar every night in the marinaNote when reading the book view spoilerThe author has assumed that is better and not left a single factoid supposition thesis experience or even what someone once said to her about whatever out It s making me wonder if she is paid per word I m skimming always a bad sign hide spoiler

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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 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

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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


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 w

  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 to feel like

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

  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 wome

  7. says:

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

  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 of diagnosis it is

  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 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 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 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 anecdota