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Mary Roach was born and raised in Etna, New Hampshire. She has a BA degree in psychology from Wesleyan University. She spent a few years as a free-lance copy editor before she landed a job at the San Francisco Zoological Society turning out press releases. She then moved on to write humor pieces visa mer for such periodicals as The New York Times Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle and Sports Illustrated. Her article "How to Win at Germ Warfare" was a National Magazine Award Finalist, in 1995. In 1996, her article on earthquake-proof bamboo houses took the Engineering Journalism Award. She published several books such as Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (2003) and Packing for Mars (2010). Mary's title Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, made the New York Times Bestseller list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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Foto taget av: At TED conference 2009-02-06. Photo by Bill Holsinger-Robinson.

Verk av Mary Roach

Kroppens sällsamma liv efter döden : likets kulturhistoria (2003) 11,060 exemplar, 457 recensioner
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (2008) 4,261 exemplar, 219 recensioner
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife (2005) 4,092 exemplar, 147 recensioner
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void (2010) 3,806 exemplar, 264 recensioner
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal (2013) 2,573 exemplar, 172 recensioner
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War (2016) 1,513 exemplar, 64 recensioner
Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law (2021) 1,203 exemplar, 68 recensioner
My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places (2013) 382 exemplar, 23 recensioner
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 (2011) — Redaktör — 289 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Packing for Mars for Kids (2022) 23 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Hollywood Hills 1 exemplar
Cleaning Up Their Act 1 exemplar, 1 recension

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Roach, Mary
Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
Etna, New Hampshire, USA
San Francisco, California, USA
Alameda, California, USA
Oakland, California, USA
Wesleyan University (BA ∙ psychology ∙ 1981)
Hanover High School
non-fiction writer
Rachles, Ed (husband)
Reader's Digest
Erin Lovett (publicist)
Jay Mandel (agent)
Kort biografi
Mary Roach grew up in a small house in Etna, New Hampshire. She graduated from Wesleyan in 1981, and then moved out to San Francisco s. She spent a few years working as a freelance copy editor before landing a half-time PR job at the SF Zoo. During that time she wrote freelance articles for the local newspaper's Sunday magazine.

Though she mostly focuses on writing books, she writes the occasional magazine piece. These have run in Outside, National Geographic, New Scientist, Wired, and The New York Times Magazine, as well as many others. A 1995 article of herse called "How to Win at Germ Warfare" was a National Magazine Award Finalist, and in 1996, her article on earthquake-proof bamboo houses took the Engineering Journalism Award in the general interest magazine category. Mary Roach also reviews books for The New York Times.

Her first book, Stiff, was an offshoot of a column she wrote for Her other books include Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, and Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void.



Hang on for the rollercoaster ride this read takes your emotions on: first I'm laughing, then horrified, then fascinated, then disgusted. I'm now excited about a penguin I had never heard of that is (very likely) going to go extinct, blown away by humans nearly consistent ability to not interact well with non-human animals, and have a small amount of hope that we will stop being such blunderheads in some cases. Mary Roach - thank you for being persistent and putting it all out there in a readable/listenable way. P.S. Even the footnotes are fascinating and sometimes funny.… (mer)
Flowercreek | 67 andra recensioner | Jun 24, 2024 |
Roach has delighted and horrified me with her books, and this is no exception. This audio version of the book, however, was read by the wrong reader. I listened to Roach reading Fuzz and it was wonderful to hear her bring her own dry humor and nuanced reactions to life. The reader for this edition of Grunt was a good reader but absolutely the wrong choice for this book. I switched to the hard cover edition midway through to get more out of this story of science and military.
Flowercreek | 63 andra recensioner | Jun 24, 2024 |
Although this book was written for the 5th to 7th grade reader, several of my long-standing into adulthood questions were answered in this space travel guide. Roach is not shy about using anatomical terms and exploring bodily processes. This book is perfect for the curious-minded, budding scientist. Roach also uses the word "cattywampus" which just makes me happy.
Flowercreek | 3 andra recensioner | Jun 24, 2024 |
Very interesting, very thorough trip through the human digestive system, with many anecdotes, historical and current, relating to the subject at hand. Some may find the subject matter distasteful, especially towards the end of the book.
SteveCarl | 171 andra recensioner | Jun 24, 2024 |



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