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Do you shy away from non-fiction books because they seem dry and boring? Would you rather read something that will make you laugh and send your imagination soaring? If so, maybe give Mary Roach a try!
Mary Roach is a popular science writer that adds humor to all her work. She entertains as well as informs! Her first work, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, gives the reader an in depth look at the use of human cadavers throughout history. Have you ever thought of being an organ donor? Read this book!
Her second book, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife , takes a look at the human soul and ponders the question "Does it survive after death?"
Her third book, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, is a scientific look at the history and exploration of human sexuality.
Mary's latest, Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, offers the reader a look into what it would really be like when living in space, what it takes for some astronauts to gain access to space, and if space travel is really "worth it".
All of these books give you a wealth of knowledge, but also make you laugh out loud. Learning plus a good laugh, who could ask for more?