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Deng was experimenting with 4-D ultrasound imaging and was in need of test subjects to engage in sexual intercourse while wearing the ultrasound equipment so that real-time images could be captured. Her writing career began while working part-time at the San Francisco Zoological Society, producing press releases on topics such as wart surgery on elephants. Bean tote bag more times than I can count , and magazines from foreign airport lounges. Can you tell us about your brainstorm process and what inspires you to write about each subject? Is it possible to eat yourself to death? How do I find them? American Airlines, Inc. NS: Your work is often described as entertaining and incredibly accurate, which is not what tends to come to mind when people think of science writing.

She says they shared inside jokes — a lot. Mary's humorous, well-researched books examine the life of cadavers Stiffthe afterlife Spooksex Bonktake us through NASA training Packing for Marsand explore our digestive tract Gulp. I didn't plan it like this, and I don't have a formal background in science, or any education in science journalism.

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And Gerry Nahum, too Lew's soul-weighing chapter-mate. At some point your publisher is going to slap a cover on it, and it will be a book. Just that his AAirpass was about more than solipsistic travel. None of us has ever met her in person.

I'm a bit of an unusual case, in that my books are typically more sidetrack than main road. In Septemberfive months after my brother, Josh, was born, and three months after we moved from downtown Chicago into the north suburbs, Dad bought his unlimited lifetime AAirpass.

While my father befriended dozens and dozens of American employees throughout his tenure as one of their top fliers, and while we knew plenty by name, and vice versa — from skycaps to Admirals Club employees to people who worked at the ticket counter — no one played a role quite like Lorraine.

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A few months later, my father sued American for breaking their deal, and more importantly, taking away something integral to who he was. She worked as a columnist, and also worked in public relations for a brief time.

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Mary Roach: American science writer