On Moonday it will be Fall, so you should all have a wee list of some good books (also, this could potentially help some of you with your holiday shopping, not my own kids, I already have these, but other folks, maybe).    Mary Roach is a brilliant and very funny (often educational) author that everyone should be aware of.  I am, as usual, including her titles below.  She lives in Oakland (the California one, not the Oregon one) and she is very nice too.  I sent her an e-mail and she wrote me back.  Worth checking out.  Buy her books, not at the box stores though, remember, vote with your dollar, independent booksellers only.  Go.  Buy books.  Start with hers.