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Mary Roach

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Mary Roach is the author of the New York Times bestsellers STIFF​, GRUNT, GULP​,​ PACKING FOR MARS​, and BONK.  Mary has written for National Geographic, Wired, New Scientist, the Journal of Clinical Anatomy, and Outside,​ and h​er 2009 TED talk made the organization's 2011 Twenty Most-Watched To Date list.  She was the guest editor of the 2011 Best American Science and Nature Writing, a finalist for the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize, and a winner of the American Engineering Societies' Engineering Journalism Award, in a  category for which, let's be honest, she was the sole entrant.