post 2016 Events!

February 21st, 2016

Corte Madera, CA

Book Passage

51 Tamal Vista Blvd

Monday, July 18  7:00 p.m.


Oakland, CA

Montclair Branch Library

1687 Mountain Blvd. @ Thornhill Road

Tuesday, July 19  6:30 p.m.


St. Paul, MN

Friends of St. Paul Public Library

Opus & Olives

Address TK

Sunday, October, 16  Time TK


Chicago, IL

Chicago Humanities Festival

October, 31

Information TK


St. Louis, MO

Maryville Talks Books

November, 1  Time, Date, etc. TK





post Bucket List Complete

August 26th, 2013

Clarkson University let me drive their Zamboni, in a dress and 3″ heels, no less!

post Mary Roach with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

August 4th, 2010

About Packing for Mars:

Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can’t walk for a year? have sex? smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour? To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations. As Mary Roach discovers, it’s possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. From the space shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA’s new space capsule (cadaver filling in for astronaut), Roach takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.

post Video!

July 27th, 2010

Here is a video that captures the essence of Packing for Mars. My wonderful publisher, W.W. Norton, had it made. It made me laugh out loud, something my own books only rarely do. Feel free to post, forward, blog about, tweet about, or ignore. Thanks, guys.

post My TED “pig orgasm” talk is up!

May 12th, 2009

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