Mary Roach has Packed for Mars   Leave a comment

 Please join Merry Gangemi in welcoming science author Mary Roach back to Woman-Stirred Radio this coming Thursday, August 12th at 5 p.m. (eastern). We’ll be talking about her latest best-seller Packing for Mars

The NY Times and Jon Stewart of The Daily Show included. (Actually I was watching the The Daily Show, and it was great fun!)

Packing for Mars once again reveals Mary Roach’s genius in bringing to her readers an informative, hilarious, and sophisticated narrative of what, when, and how astronauts live and adjust to an environment “devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer” (Norton).

With clear and accessible language, Mary narrates not only what she saw and heard, but also, as a virtual astronaut, Roach took part in training exercises, experiencing first-hand what astronauts go through and endure in training them for space travel. Chapters such as “Life in a Box” explores the “Perilous psychology of isolation and confinement.” Try motion sickness to the extreme, vomiting in one’s helmet, not bathing for the entire trip.

So please tune in to 91.1 fm, or stream Woman-Stirred Radio live. Interview begins at 5:00 on wgdr.
And if you want to join in the discussion give us a call at: 802.454.7762.

Posted 11/08/2010 by Merry Gangemi in Uncategorized

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