The Kansas City Public Library invited Mary Roach for a Q&A session to promote her book Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. Mary Roach is an American author specializing in taboo scientific subjects. Her book focuses on the digestive tract, the pathway by which food enters the body and solid wastes are expelled.
Roach shared several memorable stories with her unique style of humor and wit. The topics ranged from how competitive eaters keep the food down to what it takes to be a food tester to a drug mule who refused to have a bowel movement for almost a month to whether or not constipation caused the death of Elvis Presley. I felt as though I had stepped back into the classroom.