In 2007, she [author Mary Roach] had sex with her husband while a British doctor waved an ultrasound wand over their private parts testing their genital responses to the soundtrack of "Les Miserables." ...Heh. Wow, this will be one very interesting and hopefully not too uncomfortable discussion!
The 49-year-old is no stranger to strange topics. She has written about Eskimo food, flatulence, vaginal weight-lifting, carrot addiction and amputee bowling leagues. Her two previous books also explore oddities with humor: "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" (2003) and "Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife" (2005). ...
Roach has discovered the term "boner" is also a misnomer. Unlike dogs and other mammals, men don't have penile bones. The walrus sports the largest one, and Inuits use it for war clubs.
One other note: This is our first hardcover. If you don't feel like splurging, I noticed one copy available from the D.C. library (maybe we could pass it around!). Or, I'm happy to order it from Amazon for folks ($16.47 vs. $24.95) -- I have Amazon Prime, so shipping is free (and fast). And I can try to hook up folks who want to share the book (Jenny and I are splitting a copy, for instance). Just let me know!