Intrepid science writer Mary Roach is well-known for her engaging books on a range of science topics, making the science accessible, intriguing, amusing, and memorable for a wide audience. According to Roach, "Make no mistake, good science writing is medicine. It is a cure for ignorance and fallacy. Good science writing peels away the blindness, generates wonder, and brings the open palm to the forehead: 'Oh! Now I get it!'"
Her books include: Stiff, Spook, Bonk, Packing for Mars, Gulp, and Grunt. Prior to these books, she wrote press releases for the San Francisco Zoo and was a freelance writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. She has also written articles for Vogue, GQ, Discover, Salon, National Geographic, and WIRED.