March 12-13 2022, 9:30-5:30, on the beautiful University of Arizona campus!

Mary Roach

Jen Siska

Mary Roach is the author of six best-selling works of nonfiction, including "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers," "Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal," "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War," "Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void," and most recently, the #1 instant bestseller, "Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law." Her writing has appeared in Outside, National Geographic and The New York Times Magazine.

With her characteristic dry wit, Roach brings an intense fascination to the seldom discussed details and the at times absurd miscellany in the unexplored corners of unappreciated research... It is impossible not to smirk, chortle and sometimes outright belly laugh as you read her many wry asides and funny but fascinating footnotes... But the real trick Roach pulls off is to keep you laughing while at the same time making sure the earnest points come across.

"Roach excels in capturing science's 'foreign country' aspect--roaming as a stranger in a strange land among its weird norms and novelties, grand monomaniacal passions, practitioners' idiosyncrasies and obscure lexicon...She writes exquisitely about the excruciating."--Stephen Phillips, Los Angeles Times

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Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
Science / Medicine / Technology
W. W. Norton, Incorporated
January 2021
ISBN 9781324001935
320 pages

Packing for Mars for Kids
Children / Teens
Norton Young Readers
April 2022
ISBN 9781324019374
128 pages

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