Mary Roach

Mary Roach is the author of PACKING FOR MARS, BONK, SPOOK and STIFF. Her writing has appeared in Outside, Wired, National Geographic and theNew York Times Magazine, among others. Her latest book, GULP: ADVENTURES ON THE ALIMENTARY CANAL was published by W. W. Norton & Company in April 2013. 

Mary Roach

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by Mary Roach - Humor, Nonfiction, Science

Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In GULP, we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of --- or has the courage to ask.