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Roach, Mary C. 1959-

ROACH, Mary C. 1959-


Born March 20, 1959, in New Hampshire; daughter of Walter (a professor) and Clare (a secretary; maiden name, Falkner) Roach; married Ed Rachles (a designer and illustrator). Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Wesleyan University, B.A., 1981. Politics: Democrat.


Office—San Francisco Writers Grotto, 26 Fell St., San Francisco, CA 94102. Agent—Jay Mandel, William Morris Agency, 1325 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019. E-mail—[email protected].


Freelance writer.


Editor's Choice Award, Entertainment Weekly, 2003, for Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers.


Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Norton (New York, NY), 2003.

Columnist for periodicals and online sites, including Health, Inc., Reader's Digest, and Contributor to magazines, including Outside, Wired, New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Esquire, Believer, Islands, and Glamour. Contributing editor, Discover.


Another book, publication by Norton (New York, NY) expected in 2005.


Mary C. Roach told CA: "I write because writing is the only thing I know how to do reasonably well! I enjoy it possibly too much, as I never seem to get around to doing much else. I gravitate to the unexplored fringes of a subject, the taboo areas."

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