I am Mara Altman and I am

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I write about issues that embarrass me (i.e. chin hair), because I have found that putting shame on the page diffuses the stigma, leaving me with a sense of empowerment and freedom. My favorite thing is when a reader writes to me and says, “I have chin hair, too!” 

I have published six best-selling Kindle Singles. Thanks for Coming, my first book, which follows me on an adventure to find my orgasm, was translated into three languages - German, Spanish and Portuguese. The book was also optioned by HBO. 

I have written for publications such as The New York Times, Salon, New York Magazine and McSweeney’s. Before going freelance, I worked as a staff writer for the Village Voice and daily newspapers in India and Thailand.


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Favorite Quote

No mistake - the turd is mankind’s real threat.
— Ernest Becker

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