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Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

We will meet in the lobby of the library (doors are off Vine St, between 19th and 20th). I'll be holding a Meetup sign. Try to get there a few minutes early so we can all sit together :)

 

Mary Roach | Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal (A)
Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7:30PM
Central Library
1901 Vine Street, 19103
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Cost: FREE
No tickets required. For Info:[masked]-4341.

With wit and unflagging curiosity, Mary Roach has explored the posthumous human body (Stiff), ectoplasm and the afterlife (Spook), sex (Bonk), and the scientific oddities of space travel (Packing for Mars). “One of those rare writers who can tackle the most obscure unpleasantness and distill the data into a hilarious and informative package,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle, Roach probes the creepy aspects of life we all wonder about but are usually too polite to mention. Her new book Gulp is an exploration of human digestion.

In conversation with Anna Dhody, Curator, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia's Mütter Museum.

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  • Mihai

    First of all, thank you Girish for sharing the link to the podcast of this event. This was a really wonderful presentation. Sara and Girish, I would like to get involved with this group in particular and have some ideas. Let's meet for a coffee in center city. Best, Mihai

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Mihai

    Hi all,
    I will be in New York on April 4th for a very important meeting. It would be very nice, and I would appreciate it, if any of you would post comment or a short summary on this event since I will miss it. Thanks a lot,
    Mihai

    1 · March 29, 2013

    • Sara

      Hi Mihai, I did do a short little blog post about the event. You can see what you missed here: cosmicglaze.wordpress.co­m

      1 · April 5, 2013

    • Mihai

      Thank you Sara, you are amazing! :)

      April 5, 2013

  • Mihai

    I got back home from New York at 12:30 midnight - I wish I could be there with you guys.

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was there but did not connect with the group. I agree that it was excellent. One of the most entertaining lectures I've attended at the Library.

    April 5, 2013

    • Sara

      Sorry we missed you Sheri! I was standing in the lobby with the sign.

      April 5, 2013

  • Girish

    What an outrageously funny pair they were. Totally setting each other up for jokes. Will definitely attend future events by Anna Dhody

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • Sara

    This event was amazing! The talk was really great, Mary was very funny, and it was wonderful hanging out afterwards with the group. Cheers!

    2 · April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to make it into town tonight. Really wanted to be there.

    April 4, 2013

    • Sara

      No problem. Next time!

      April 4, 2013

  • Sara

    Hello gang! I'm excited for this event. I'll be waiting in the main lobby of the Free Library holding a big Meetup sign starting at 7:15. To get to the main lobby, you walk in the big brass doors off Vine St. Get there a few minutes early and come find me!

    April 4, 2013

  • Sara

    Yes!! I love Mary Roach

    March 7, 2013

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