Mary Roach is an American author who writes science and humor books. She is best known as the author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, and Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void.

Roach was born in New Hampshire and grew up in the area. She then went on to attend Wesleyan University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology. After college she went to work as a freelance copy editor before starting her writing career. She would begin writing freelance and went on to publish essays and articles in publications like GQ, The New York Times Magazine, and Wired.

Publication Order of Mary Roach Medical Books

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mary Roach Scientific Research Books

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mary Roach Supernatural Research Books

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mary Roach Humor Books

My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void is Roach tackling space. It’s a place that is devoid of the things that we need to survive, but the desire for exploration remains. In order to figure out how it would go, space agencies set up all kinds of weird and bizarre space simulations to see how people would do out there. Mary digs deep into these and finds that it is possible to preview space without leaving the planet. She’ll take that trip herself and document it in her unique way.

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers is a strange and funny dive into what happens to bodies postmortem. For the past two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science’s boldest and strangest undertakings. Roach decides to go back and revisit the good deeds that these cadavers have done for the world over the centuries while also telling the story of what happens to our bodies when we’re no longer using them. Education, gross, and funny.

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