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Gross anatomy : dispatches from the front (and back) / Mara Altman.

Altman, Mara, (author.).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson Co PL - Hanover Branch 612 ALTM (Text) 39391100315421 Nonfiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 612 Altman (Text) 31208912591700 non-fiction Available -
Scott County PL - Scottsburg 612 ALT (Text) 35830801925594 Lease Books Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780399574832 :
  • ISBN: 0399574832 :
  • Physical Description: 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2018

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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? Isn't it all just cleavage? These questions 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 bodies. Divided into two sections, "The Top Half" and "The Bottom Half," with cartoons scattered throughout, Altman's book takes the reader on a wild and relatable journey from head to toe--as she attempts to strike up a peace accord with our grody bits. With 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.
Subject: Women > Health and hygiene > Humor.
Human body > Humor > Miscellanea.

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