Literary Events

Mary Roach

When: Fri., Aug. 13, 7 p.m. 2010

How do astronauts pee? Can they kiss? At A Great Good Place for Books (6120 La Salle Ave., Oakland) on Friday, Aug. 13, Oakland science writer Mary Roach, whose bestseller Stiff examined cadavers, discusses her new book, Packing for Mars, which investigates space-simulation programs that test ultra-high-altitude toilets and what happens when people puke while wearing space helmets. 7 p.m., free. GreatGoodPlace.Indiebound.com

Anneli Rufus

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