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3 Quick Questions With Mary Roach

Mary Roach‘s newest book is the hilarious and fascinating Packing For Mars. However, when it came to picking her favorite things, Roach’s metaphorical suitcase began to bulge—she couldn’t pick just one. And we don’t blame her! So:

Presenting, unedited, Mary Roach’s…

Favorite Books
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen; The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon; The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson; The Fruit Hunters by Adam Leith Gollner; The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr

Favorite Movies
Blow-Up (the Antonioni version); Fargo; Satyricon; Aguirre;
Galaxy Quest; Being John Malkovich; The Road Warrior; Pulp Fiction; It’s
a Wonderful Life; Rouge
(Chinese); The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Favorite Music
The overture to Boris Godunov; Richard Thompson; Leonard Cohen;
Balinese Monkey Chant

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Space Oddities

How excited are we to be hosting this lady at our Brentwood store tomorrow?

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Mary Roach
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party

Even more excited than we were when Jon Stewart shaved off that fugly beard! And we were pretty darn excited about that. So come join us to see Mary Roach sign and read from her new book, Packing For Mars, in Brentwood tomorrow at 7 p.m.

Speaking of things we love, see Thomas rave about New Directions as part of our Small Press Celebrations:

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In Space No One Can Hear You Clean

Did you know? America’s astronauts are STINKY.

To learn more fascinating, hilarious, and repulsive facts, check out Mary Roach‘s new book about the space program, Packing for Mars. Roach will also be reading and signing at our Brentwood store August 26th at 7 p.m. So stop by to listen and enjoy a cool, refreshing glass of Tang. We promise to keep our hygiene at a level above NASA’s.

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