Bearded Lady (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
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 two 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. She is currently dabbling in stand-up comedy. You can see a recent set here: http://bit.ly/11t3y11
Top Customer Reviews
As a woman who unfortunately also has an absurd amount of body hair herself, I found great humor and sympathy in this kindle single. I laughed and I identified way too much with Altman's struggle. I was feeling her pain. Her story is very personal and funny and bold. And what I see most of all in this memoir is a camaraderie among women, that laugh at you and at me, as we see and recognize a piece of ourselves and our own hapless vanity.
I was amazed at her bravery and gutsy honesty. Altman just let it all out, the truth in all its natural and hairy glory for everyone to see, and I appreciated that. The writing here is kind of tongue in cheek but still sharp. Even as certain details are painfully embarrassing, there is still an almost gentle, have-a-laugh-at-my-expense humor to the piece. Smart and funny writing with a drollness to it, this kindle single is very enjoyable, and I couldn't help but see myself in it.
Note: 780 kindle locations, and there is some adult language within.
I finished the book from start to finish in less than 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon. It is a short read.
I didn't find the book quite as funny as others did. It had its moments, but I was more intrigued by the author's struggle on whether to shave or not to shave and how she deals with the acceptance of her body hair. The underlying message of this book is that women tend to be self-conscious know what matter they do.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mara discusses the troubles of being hairy within a world of hairless females. It is encouraging and empathetic, not to mention, hilarious! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
There is nothing substantial about this author's story. Her neurosis over normal amounts of hair on the female body feels contrived and fake. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Maryam
It was relatable and funny!! Would highly recommend this book to anyone I know for a good lAugh for compassionPublished 8 months ago by RoyalT
Not exactly what I was expecting. I could relate to the author's "hair" struggles, as I have the very same ones. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Natalie
I had a lot of the same feelings about body and facial hair. The authors look at this topic is so witty and well-written. Looking forward to perusing some other books by herPublished 11 months ago by Sandra M
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