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Mary Roach's latest book Gulp takes a tour of the human digestive system—including flatulence. In the interview she explains some of the scientific research on toots:

"The man who’s done the most work on flatus — and I counted 34 papers on flatus — Michael Levitt at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, he was testing a number of products that allegedly remedied noxious flatus — that noxious smell. He was testing pads you can put in your underwear. There’s elasticized underwear; there are pills you can take; there is actually a remedy — there’s something called Devrom, which is an internal deodorant. … However, I spoke to one gastroenterologist [and] I asked him about this and he said, ‘You know, when I get someone who comes in and is complaining about noxious flatus, I tell them: Just get a dog.’ In other words, so you can blame the dog."

Gulp comes out in paperback in April.
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nprfreshair:

Mary Roach's latest book Gulp takes a tour of the human digestive system—including flatulence. In the interview she explains some of the scientific research on toots:

"The man who’s done the most work on flatus — and I counted 34 papers on flatus — Michael Levitt at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, he was testing a number of products that allegedly remedied noxious flatus — that noxious smell. He was testing pads you can put in your underwear. There’s elasticized underwear; there are pills you can take; there is actually a remedy — there’s something called Devrom, which is an internal deodorant. … However, I spoke to one gastroenterologist [and] I asked him about this and he said, ‘You know, when I get someone who comes in and is complaining about noxious flatus, I tell them: Just get a dog.’ In other words, so you can blame the dog."

Gulp comes out in paperback in April.

Last week we announced the Pug-lication Party to celebrate the publication of After the Fall by New Yorker cartoonist Victoria Roberts. Our call for pug pics was heard far and wide and the internet’s proud pug owners made themselves known. After reviewing hundreds of wonderful photos, we picked five of our favorites to be drawn by Victoria.

OUR FIFTH (AND FINAL) WINNER

Submitted by Seren8 via Tumblr.

ABOUT VICTORIA ROBERTS AND AFTER THE FALL

Victoria Roberts has been a cartoonist for The New Yorker since 1988. Last week, Norton published her charmingly illustrated debut novel After the Fall.

"This is a wonderful, forever book." —George Booth, cartoonist for The New Yorker

Last week we announced the Pug-lication Party to celebrate the publication of After the Fall by New Yorker cartoonist Victoria Roberts. Our call for pug pics was heard far and wide and the internet’s proud pug owners made themselves known. After reviewing hundreds of wonderful photos, we picked five of our favorites to be drawn by Victoria.

OUR FOURTH WINNER

Meet the sled pugs: Gracie and Chloe. Siberian huskies have the whole sledding business backwards. This photo was submitted by Kate via Tumblr.

ABOUT VICTORIA ROBERTS AND AFTER THE FALL

Victoria Roberts has been a cartoonist for The New Yorker since 1988. Last week, Norton published her charmingly illustrated debut novel After the Fall.

After the Fall is Gatsby-meets-Edward Gorey with Eloise firmly in tow.” —David Small, author of Stitches

Last week we announced the Pug-lication Party to celebrate the publication of After the Fall by New Yorker cartoonist Victoria Roberts. Our call for pug pics was heard far and wide and the internet’s proud pug owners made themselves known. After reviewing hundreds of wonderful photos, we picked five of our favorites to be drawn by Victoria.

OUR THIRD WINNER

Meet Professor Penelope Glottis. Penelope’s photo was submitted by @linuxlibrarian via Twitter.

ABOUT VICTORIA ROBERTS AND AFTER THE FALL

Victoria Roberts has been a cartoonist for The New Yorker since 1988. Last week, Norton published her charmingly illustrated debut novel After the Fall.

After the Fall is written and illustrated with all the wit and irrepressible glee that makes her New Yorker cartoons such a treat.”
—Kevin Baker, author of Strivers Row

Last week we announced the Pug-lication Party to celebrate the publication of After the Fall by New Yorker cartoonist Victoria Roberts. Our call for pug pics was heard far and wide and the internet’s proud pug owners made themselves known. After reviewing hundreds of wonderful photos, we picked five of our favorites to be drawn by Victoria.

OUR SECOND WINNER

Meet Good Ester, the one-eyed wonder dog. Ester’s photo was submitted by Carolina (@cmonstah on Twitter). Considering how there is nothing that Ester can’t do, Victoria drew her playing the violin.

ABOUT VICTORIA ROBERTS AND AFTER THE FALL

Victoria Roberts has been a cartoonist for The New Yorker since 1988. Last week, Norton published her charmingly illustrated debut novel After the Fall.

After the Fall belongs in the same category as E. B. White’s Stuart Little.”
—Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, founding president of the Central Park Conservancy

Last week we announced the Pug-lication Party to celebrate the publication of After the Fall by New Yorker cartoonist Victoria Roberts. Our call for pug pics was heard far and wide and the internet’s proud pug owners made themselves known. After reviewing hundreds of wonderful photos, we picked five of our favorites to be drawn by Victoria.

OUR FIRST WINNER

Meet Mila. Mila’s photo was submitted by Rob via Tumblr.

ABOUT VICTORIA ROBERTS AND AFTER THE FALL

Victoria Roberts has been a cartoonist for The New Yorker since 1988. Last week, Norton published her charmingly illustrated debut novel After the Fall.

"With her distinctive, intelligent drawings and tongue-in-cheek humor, legendary cartoonist Victoria Roberts has crafted a delightfully quirky coming-of-age fantasy for adults."
—Patricia Bosworth, author of Diane Arbus: A Biography

PUG-LICATION PARTY! SUBMIT YOUR PUG PIC FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE IT DRAWN BY NEW YORKER CARTOONIST AND PUG ENTHUSIAST VICTORIA ROBERTS

Victoria Roberts has been a cartoonist for The New Yorker since 1988. Today, Norton publishes her charmingly illustrated debut novel After the Fall. It introduces a brilliantly eccentric family from New York’s Upper East Side, but when the family’s patriarch—a mad inventor and self-made millionaire—goes bust, the family finds themselves living in Central Park. It’s more comfortable than you’d expect with the aid of their two loyal housekeepers and the maitre d’ from their favorite restaurant. But when the strains of the new living arrangements threaten to tear the family apart, it’s up to the children (Alan and Sis) and their ever-present pugs (Olive, Phoebe, and Sancho) to bring the family back together.

WHAT IS A PUG-LICATION PARTY?

The three pugs in Victoria Roberts’s New York story are the unsung heroes of her tale. To celebrate the publication of After the Fall and the dogs you can’t help but love, Victoria Roberts (a New Yorker cartoonist, let’s not forget) will lovingly illustrate your pug. We’ll pick five submitted photos and post one a day along with Victoria’s illustration next week and then mail Victoria’s drawings to the owners of the five now internet-famous pugs.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PUG PIC:

There are three ways to submit your pug photo: 1) share it with @wwnorton on Twitter with the hashtag: #puglication, 2) share the photo with us via Tumblr here by choosing “submit a photo” from the drop-down list at the top, or, 3) just photo reply to this post. Easy! The deadline for submissions is Thursday, November 15th at 5pm ET. We’ll begin posting the results on Monday, November 19th.

UPDATE: After an adorable deluge of pug pics we are no longer accepting submissions. Thanks for everyone who shared their pugs with us. Stay tuned!

UPDATE 2: The winners!

The Apparition

True to his word, our vet
comes in late afternoon
and kneels in a slant of sun.
A pat, a needle stick
stills the failing heart.

We lower the ancient form
to the hemlock-shrouded grave
and before the hole is brimmed
set a layer of chicken wire
to guard against predators

so that the earth we broke
re-forms, a mild mound.
The rock we place on top
common glacial granite
is mica-flecked and flat.

That night the old dog works
his way back up and out
gasping, salted with dirt
and barks his familiar bark
at the scribble-scratched back door.

I pull on shirt and pants
a Pavlovian response
and stumble half awake
downstairs to turn the knob
where something, some mortal stub

I swear I recognize:
some flap of ear or fur
swims out of nothingness
and brushes past me
into its rightful house.

-Maxine Kumin, from Where I Live