Mary Roach, Author of Gulp -- Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
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The last date listed for Author Mary Roach was Wednesday April 17, 2013 / 6:30pm.
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Delightfully intelligent and funny person to listen to, read, and converse with. The only negative (and this was in no way Ms. Roach's fault) was that the "interviewer" -- I've mercifully erased his name from my memory -- felt compelled to waste precious time with an assortment of dumb comments and attempts to interject his own interests and pursuits into the discussion. I heard more than one audience member comment later that he should have just kept his mouth shut and allowed Ms. Roach to talk! On several occasions he actually interrupted her mid-sentence!
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