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

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....

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Courtenay Hameister

Courtenay Hameister is a professional nervous person. During her 12 years as host and head writer for Live Wire, a nationally-syndicated public radio show, she interviewed over 500 intimidating people and wrote 200 personal essays in bursts of anxiety-fueled inspiration at midnight the night before each show....

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Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker is the author of two recently published books: "Sustainability: A Love Story" and "The After-Normal." Her previous books included "Egg," "Quench Your Thirst with Salt," and "This Noisy Egg....

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