Friday, August 27, 2010

Nonfiction book Packing for Mars lands on NYT best sellers list

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void (Norton 2010), a new nonfiction book by the sexy popular science writer Mary Roach is currently resting at #8 on The New York Times hardcover nonfiction best sellers list, down from #6 last week. “A humorous investigation of life without gravity in the space program," Packing for Mars has an extensive marketing campaign and has received quite a bit of attention. Here are some links worth your time:

The New York Times review: “Astral Bodies”

The Space Review: “Review: Packing for Mars”

The Space Show audio interview: “Guest: Mary Roach”

Maclean’s review: “Tales of Space Dandruff and Chimponauts”

The Washington Post review: “How do Astronauts go to the Bathroom in Zero Gravity?”

NPR audio interview: “Packing for Mars and the Weightless Life”

Los Angeles Times review: “After Tackling Dead Bodies, the Afterlife and Sex, Mary Roach Looks to the Cosmos”

The New York Times review: “All the Right Stuff and the Gross Stuff”

The Planetary Society audio interview: “Talking with Mary Roach, Author of Packing for Mars”

Excerpt from Packing for Mars

Too bad I'm not artistically inclined, else I'd make a video titled Fuck Me, Mary Roach.

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