Mary Roach

Mary Roach

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Do Ick Yourself

Writer Mary Roach tries her head-shrinking techniques on a bobcat head.

Mary Roach
Dec 6, 2011

The Supersonic Man

Felix Baumgartner plans to jump out of a balloon gondola 23 miles above the earth, breaking the altitude record for skydiving and becoming the first free-falling human to reach the speed of sound....

Mary Roach
Aug 6, 2010

Is That All You Got?

Meteor showers have been letting me down for years, but this time I'm getting myself to the right dark place on a perfect night. Celestial bodies, it better be good.

Mary Roach
Jul 25, 2008

Something Blubbery This Way Comes

There's a pipe-smoking ghost aboard the whaleship Morgan! Or maybe not. Either way, the high-tech hunt to catch this spook is a wicked blast.

Mary Roach
Nov 1, 2006

What Scares Me

Thirteen otherwise courageous writers reveal their deepest, darkest fears in our homage to the creepy, crawly, menacing world of phobias. Prepare to squirm.

John Updike, Stewart O'Nan, Michael Perry, Katie Arnold, Pico Iyer, Bucky McMahon, Bruce McCall, Jane Smiley, Donald Katz, Jack Hitt, David Rakoff, Jo Ann Beard, and Mary Roach
Jan 9, 2002

See You in Six Months

Outside's Guide to the Ends of the Earth

Ian Frazier, Sebastian Junger, Jon Billman, Ronald Kral, Roland Merullo, Mary Roach, and Joe Kane
Aug 1, 2001