Mary Roach

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March 20, 1959

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Mary Roach (born March 20, 1959) is an American author, specializing in popular science and humor. As of 2021, she has published six New York Times bestsellers: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (2003), Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife (2005) (published in the U.K. as Six Feet Over: Adventures in the Afterlife), Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (2008), Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void (2010), Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal (2013), and Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War (2016). Her newest book Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law will be published in September 2021.

Books by Mary Roach