Mirsky, humorist-turned-podcaster, has entertained and provoked readers
of Scientific American magazine in his “Anti
Gravity” column for the past ten years. With his sharp wit,
wide-ranging interests, and droll application of a scientific viewpoint
to pop culture, he has covered topics ranging from CSI’s
influence on college majors to the cheap-Formica-billed woodpecker,
from the absurdities of creation “science” to the
inanities of politicians trying to address scientific topics on
Sunday-morning talk shows. Podcasting is expanding Mirsky’s
audience and this book is timed to serve the rising interest in this
fresh writing talent.
Humorous Writing from Scientific American
Lyons Press, 2007.