Mary Roach

Mary Roach – Mary Roach has written best-selling books about such things as dead bodies, sex labs, and life in space. Her work is distinctive and engaging. Her first book, Stiff, was an offshoot of a column she wrote for Salon.com. 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.
Though she mostly focuses on writing books, she also 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 hers called “How to Win at Germ Warfare” was a National Magazine Award Finalist.

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