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Meet the Writers
Journalist Mary Roach didn't leave readers or critics cold with her first book, Stiff -- a comical-yet-scientific look at the "life" of the dead body. Her follow-up, Spook, was an illuminating investigation if the afterlife. In our interview, Roach explains that she's always been drawn to things that tend to make others squirm. "I was the kid that used to pull the head off Barbie," she laughs.