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alt+library book club: Gulp by Mary Roach

Just in time for holiday overindulgences, we're reading Gulp by Mary Roach.

Mary Roach has been described as "America's funniest science writer," not a superlative that one would expect that an author on a book about human cadavers would receive. In her latest effort, the author of Stiff and Packing for Mars takes us on an incredible voyage down our gullets and into dark digestive regions where more timid observers dare not go. Thanks to her apparently unflagging curiosity, Roach is willing to ask and answer essential questions, like "Why doesn't our stomach consume itself?" and "How long can an oyster live inside us?" Simply put, Gulp will make you gasp with delight; another Discover author continues to do good and make us proud.--From Barnes & Noble



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  • Susan Hord H.

    Sorry I couldn't join you for this one but I did read the book. Am very curious to know what others thought of it. I enjoyed it--I generally like infotainment, TED talks, and the like. Still, what was up with all those footnotes?! They drove me crazy. They were funny but SO distracting. Did she not have enough confidence in her central storyline(s) that she kept all those tidbits in just in case? I wonder what the audiobook of this is like (if there is one). How would you read all those footnotes?

    November 21, 2013

    • Jess

      I have listened to several of her titles on CD and the footnotes are just folded into the text, right where the asterisk indicates - the reader just modifies her voice and you can "tell". I love the audio versions, actually. The reader is the same on all of them and to me is now the voice of Mary Roach.

      November 21, 2013

    • Susan Hord H.

      Good to know!

      November 21, 2013

  • Scott

    library book club M "where I can pick up a copy of the book"
    J "at the Library" Me "laughing"

    1 · October 29, 2013

  • Jess

    I have 4 copies left at the Arcade Library, 2443 Marconi Ave, and you can come by any time we are open!

    October 29, 2013

  • Matthew R.

    Is there a time and place where I can pick up a copy of the book?

    October 27, 2013

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