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A Conversation with Mary Roach

A Conversation with Mary Roach A C o n v e r s At i o n w i t h Mary Roach Josh huber and Johanna saleska Photo © Chris Hardy Photography © Chris Hardy Photography inter view ary Roach's wildly successful books, including New York Times best sellers Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers and Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, blend serious scientific inquiry with uproarious comedy, acute reporting and frequently forgotten history. She makes complex science engaging and accessible to the average reader, but beyond that, she tells stories about extraordinary human beings. As the New York Times Book Review put it, "What she celebrates is the passion that drives the inquiry, that keeps people at their research despite the loneliness--and mockery. She may have a skeptic's mind, but she writes with a believer's heart." Mary Roach has published six books, and her essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Discover, National Geographic and Wired, among others. Her latest book is Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. This interview was conducted by phone in July 2014. hUBer And sALesKA: You've written about cadavers and the after- life, the science of sex and life in outer space, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

A Conversation with Mary Roach

The Missouri Review , Volume 37 (4) – Dec 19, 2014

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A C o n v e r s At i o n w i t h Mary Roach Josh huber and Johanna saleska Photo © Chris Hardy Photography © Chris Hardy Photography inter view ary Roach's wildly successful books, including New York Times best sellers Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers and Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, blend serious scientific inquiry with uproarious comedy, acute reporting and frequently forgotten history. She makes complex science engaging and accessible to the average reader, but beyond that, she tells stories about extraordinary human beings. As the New York Times Book Review put it, "What she celebrates is the passion that drives the inquiry, that keeps people at their research despite the loneliness--and mockery. She may have a skeptic's mind, but she writes with a believer's heart." Mary Roach has published six books, and her essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Discover, National Geographic and Wired, among others. Her latest book is Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. This interview was conducted by phone in July 2014. hUBer And sALesKA: You've written about cadavers and the after- life, the science of sex and life in outer space, and

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The Missouri ReviewUniversity of Missouri

Published: Dec 19, 2014

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