University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Mara Altman


Mara Altman enjoys writing about issues that embarrass her, like chin hair. She finds that putting shame on the page defuses the stigma. Her latest book is entitled "Gross Anatomy." It explores some of the biggest issues of the day, including "How sweaty is too sweaty?" Her first book, "Thanks for Coming," had nothing to do with public transporation. Altman is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She began her career as a staff writer for The Village Voice and daily newspapers in India and Thailand. She now lives in San Diego.

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Okay Fine. Oh Wait. WHAT?!
Mara Altman, Courtenay Hameister and Nicole Walker find humor in everything they do every day. Chances are they'll find something funny during this hour today, too!

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Mara Altman, Courtenay Hameister, Nicole Walker
Moderator: Nicole Gavin
I'll Tell It My Way
Memoirs come in all shapes and sizes. Mara Altman describes her experiences through humor. Aurelie Sheehan's memoir is as structured as fiction and Nicole Walker's thoughts are filtered through science. Regardless of how they see themselves, we see their stories that as richly insightful.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Mara Altman, Aurelie Sheehan, Nicole Walker
Moderator: Cathi Hanauer

Books:
Gross Anatomy
Humor / Comedy
Penguin
August 2018
ISBN 9780399574832
$27.00, INSTORE
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Thanks for Coming
Humor / Comedy
P.S. Series
April 2009
ISBN 9780061577116
400 pages
$13.99, INSTOCK
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By turns uproarious and touching, the memoir of a young woman's search for an orgasm—and for the elusive connections between sex and love Twenty-six-year-old Mara Altman wanted to know what all the screaming was about. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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