Mary Roach’s Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Step into any Contra Costa County Library to borrow a copy of the book or audiobook today, or pick up a copy of the book to read and share with family and friends, compliments of Friends of the Lamorinda Libraries, beginning Monday, March 8.
“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) returns with a rollicking foray into the mysterious and underappreciated mechanics of the human body.  In Gulp, Roach explores questions such as:  Why is crunchy food so appealing?  Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself?  Can constipation kill you?  Did it kill Elvis?

As she seeks to explain how it all works, Roach continually marvels over the fine-tuned workings and wisdom of the human body.  Like Roach’s previous books, Stiff (2003),Bonk (2008), and Packing for Mars (2010), Gulp is as much about being human as it is about the human body.
Join us for this hilarious, irreverent, and fun evening with Mary Roach.


This program is made possible by the generous financial support of the Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda Friends of the Library groups.
For more information, please contact:

Come hear Mary Roach speak on March 27 at 7:00 pm at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Building.  First come, first seated.

  • Vickie Sciacca, Senior Community Library Manager, Lafayette, (925) 385-2280
  • Diane McDonnell, Senior Community Library Manager, Moraga, (925) 376-6852
  • Beth Girshman, Senior Community Library Manager, Orinda, (925) 254-2184, ext. 15
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