First it was cadavers. Then it was ghosts and then sex. Now, unwitting science journalist and author Mary Roach is tackling food and all the weird stuff our bodies do when we eat it.
Roach's new book, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, comes out April 1, and she'll be stopping by St. Louis later in the month on her book tour.
Roach started out as a magazine journalist, but eventually parlayed her column for Salon.com into her first book, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Next, she investigated the afterlife in Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, then came Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex.More »