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Mary Roach

Author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

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Mary Roach has 3 upcoming events.

Apr
29
Mary Roach - GULP [ticketed event]
Brazos Bookstore, Tuesday, April 29 at 7pm
Brazos Bookstore is thrilled to host best selling author Mary Roach in Houston on April 29th at 7pm for her paperback tour of Gulp. America’s funniest science writer (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in “Stiff” and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in “Packing for Mars.” Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of or has the courage to ask. Like all of Roach s books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.

TICKET INFO: In order to manage the crowd for our in-store event, this event will be ticketed. With the purchase of a ticket, customers will receive a FREE paperback edition of Gulp and guaranteed entry/access to seating in the store on the night of the event. Tickets are available for purchase now but books and tickets will not be available for pickup until April 1st. You may also pick up your book on the night of the event. There are only 140 tickets available, so either purchase your ticket here, give us a call or visit us in the store to reserve your spot!

EVENT INFO: Ticketholders must arrive at the store no later than 6:45 on the night of the event. We encourage attendees to arrive early in order to find a good seat. The presentation will consist of a brief talk and Q&A, followed by a book signing.

Rush tickets will be available at the door until the store is filled to capacity. Beginning at 8:15, customers who did not purchase tickets may go through the line to meet Mary Roach and have books signed. The secondary line will queue outside of the store. You must purchase a book from Brazos Bookstore in order to go through the signing line.

Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet Street City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
28
MARY ROACH - Gulp
BookPeople, Monday, April 28 at 7pm
Monday, Apr 28 at 7PM BookPeople Presents Bestselling Author Mary Roach speaking & signing Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal We love Mary Roach! No wait, we're not sure you understand: WE LOVE Mary Roach! Whether she's talking about cadavers, ghosts or outerspace, we can't get enough of her intellectual wanderings into quirky scientific territory. Her latest book, now in paperback, Gulp, explores everything we've ever wanted to know about our digestive systems. Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? Why is crunchy food so appealing? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Find out tonight! The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available with the purchase of a copy of Gulp from BookPeople. PLEASE READ: The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are only required for the signing portion of the event. Books & tickets are now available. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate "ticket" item to add to your cart. We are also taking orders for signed copies of Gulp for those who cannot make it to the event. We ship all over the world. Bestselling Author Mary Roach takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of--or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. With Roach at our side, we travel the world, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis and terrorists--who, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tracts. Like all of Roach's books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies. Mary Roach is the author of four previous books: Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, and Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Her writing has appeared in Outside, Wired, National Geographic, and the New York Times Magazine, among others. She lives in Oakland, California. In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event. Thank you for supporting Mary Roach & your local independent bookstore!

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
22
Mary Roach -- "Gulp"
Boulder Book Store, Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30pm
Mary Roach will speak about and sign her new book, Gulp, on Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:30pm.

About the Book: The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and as surreal as the universe of zero gravity in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of or has the courage to ask. Like all of Roach’s books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.

Vouchers to attend are $5 and are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event.

Location: Street: 1107 Pearl St City: Boulder, Province: Colorado Postal Code: 80302 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mary Roach has 1 media appearance.

Aug
31
Mary Roach
Tech Nation, Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 7pm

Mary Roach has 35 past events. (show)

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