Mary Roach - GULP [ticketed event]

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet Street
77005 Houston

Brazos Bookstore is thrilled to host best selling author Mary Roach in Houston on April 29th at 7pm for her paperback tour of GULP. America’s funniest science writer (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in “Stiff” and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in “Packing for Mars.” Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of or has the courage to ask. Like all of Roach s books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.

In order to manage the crowd for our in-store event, this event will be ticketed. With the purchase of a ticket, customers will receive a FREE paperback edition of GULP and guaranteed entry/access to seating in the store on the night of the event. Tickets are available for purchase now but books and tickets will not be available for pickup until April 1st. You may also pick up your book on the night of the event. There are only 140 tickets available, so either purchase your ticket here, give us a call or visit us in the store to reserve your spot!

Ticketholders must arrive at the store no later than 6:45 on the night of the event. We encourage attendees to arrive early in order to find a good seat. The presentation will consist of a brief talk and Q&A, followed by a book signing.

Rush tickets will be available at the door until the store is filled to capacity. Beginning at 8:15, customers who did not purchase tickets may go through the line to meet Mary Roach and have books signed. The secondary line will queue outside of the store. You must purchase a book from Brazos Bookstore in order to go through the signing line.


SKU: RoachTix

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393348743
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 1st, 2014

The irresistible, ever-curious, and always bestselling Roach returns
with a new adventure to the invisible realm that people carry around