If you're a fan of Mary Roach, you know ~exactly~ why you're a fan of Mary Roach. Maybe her choice of topics--sex, death, outer space, the paranormal, and now the human digestive system. Could be her sense of humor--6th grade potty humor with a dash more irreverence. Perhaps it's her smarts and fearlessness. She doesn't talk down to you and she'll try anything once. She loves the world a whole lot and wants to find out all about it, and have a great time in the process. Here's a list of suggested reading while you're waiting for her latest book, Gulp.
Cheryl Strayed's Wild is a story of personal transformation, gained by traversing some of the country's most rugged wilderness. While you wait for this title, we hope you'll enjoy some more stories about people who have been changed through physical and mental trials.
George Saunders writes short stories that are satirical and imaginative and yet compassionate; the New York Times Magazine says "you feel as if he understands humanity in a way that no one else quite does." While you wait for his latest, check out these thoughtful and inventive stories and novels.
This time travel action movie starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt has an original vision of the future of evolution, culture, and economic life. Here are some other movies that explore time travel and the future.
Gillian Flynn's tale of a mysterious disappearance and a marriage full of secrets has become the book of Summer 2012. While you wait for this taut psychological thriller, we hope you will enjoy some of our other suggestions.