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Kind people who say and do wonderful things!
 
This is where you can see nice things folks have said and links to various interviews I've conducted. 

Interview on Dr. Kiki's Science Hour

with Jeri Ellsworth  March 16, 2011

We talk science education!  

I've been acknowledged as an

expert reviewer of the science in

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

by Rebecca Skloot

and

Thanked for my support of

Holly Tucker as she worked on

"Blood Work"

AND

My very first blurb appeared on

Hannah Holmes' book, Quirk! 

In the local paper, The News Gazette

"Science Goddess" challenges Kids

read and have fun with science

 

 

Model-turned-scientist trying to

pique students' interest 

 


 


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A lovely fellow twitterer, @20tauri,

also known in the real world as Maia,

who helps with the very fun website BrainPop,

has shot a series of photos

of some well known "scitweeps"

(people who post on twitter with a scientific focus).

I am very honored to be among the group!

And here I am, @sciencegoddess, with my gummy minions!

See other scitweeps here!  


 

Actor Joey Pantoliano (you may

remember him as Cypher

on The Matrix) was in town 

for Ebertfest, and we were able to

hangout for a good part of one day,

This was the autograph he gave,

which I thought was very kind.

 


These cultured cells spontaneously

formed in a dish

cell culture/tissue engineering course

in the spring of 2006

This had been my website icon

since it's inception.

I couldn't just let it disappear

into oblivion.

Former student Nicolas Merle 

found this on his dish. 

 
 
Authors seem quite appreciative of what I do. I've collected a few of the nice things they have said!
 
 
Barbara Oakley, author of of the first book review I did, called Evil Genes sent me this:
"You're a natural!  Wow--can you just pretend to be me and go do my
book talks for me--you do a better job of it! :)  Thank you so very
much--what a fun, relaxed, and interesting talk!  You described what I
really wanted people to get out of the book.  I'm hoping you'll do
more video book reviews like this--it's a fun way to learn about
books, and you are able to synthesize the book's content in a very
interesting way."
 
and
 
"I think one of the things I liked best about your video book review is that
you just enjoyed what you'd read, and you wanted to share your pleasure.
  What was especially nice, though, was that you could *see* how much you enjoyed the book!  
It was nice that it was my book, for sure, but I would have enjoyed such an upbeat
review with any book."
 
Philip Alcabes, author of Dread, had this lovely thing to say on his blog:
 
"May science be what Joanne Manaster does at her incomparable website:
looking at the world with wonder,
asking without dogmatic preconceptions how it works,
and accepting that its irrepressible quirkiness makes it impossible to know the world perfectly." 
 

 Hannah Holmes, author of The Well Dressed Ape and Quirk said such a fun thing to me:

"Oh my god you're like Sandra Bullock with a brain! You're ADORABLE!!!!!!!

I can't wait to get Joanned!"

Yay! I'm a verb!

Then on her blog, she added: 

" A magical creature from Illinois has posted a video review

of The Well Dressed Ape on Youtube.

It’s adorable. Joanne is adorable.

It’s probably the future of book reviews,

since newspapers appear to be a dying breed."  

Where is this book industry headed, I wonder? The last great revolution, the printing press, has held sway for a few hundred years. But clearly, its reign is on the wane. What shape will the new paradigm take? Answer correctly, and you could win a million dollars. Or a billion.

Source: WebSite (http://s.tt/12Be5)

A magical creature from Illinois has posted a video review of The Well Dressed Ape on Youtube. It’s adorable. Joanne is adorable. It’s probably the future of book reviews, since newspapers appear to be a dying breed.  
Where is this book industry headed, I wonder? The last great revolution, the printing press, has held sway for a few hundred years. But clearly, its reign is on the wane. What shape will the new paradigm take? Answer correctly, and you could win a million dollars. Or a billion.

Source: WebSite (http://s.tt/12Be5

 Mary Roach, author of Stiff, Spook, Bonk, Packing for Mars and working on her

next book, possibly titled "Gulp" has also been wonderfully supportive of my review work.

 "Oh my god, you absolute doll!!  Thank you!!!!    

David Sedaris is my favorite author; you have no idea

how great it feels to be called the David Sedaris of science.  

Thank you for everything you said about my books.  

You're very good on camera, very at ease--

I always look all geeked out and can't string together a sentence."  

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, author of "The Pluto Files" was very very kind 

to take a moment to write to me! He even called me "YouTubegenic". I promise, Neil, 

I am also telegenic. There's proof in the form of a few Japanese commercials

floating around out there! :) 

"Dear Joanne,

Thanks for the YouTube link.  Love your Chicago accent.

But I especially love the Periodic Table behind you.  I'm a big fan of the thing.

Perhaps you have seen this:

http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/read/essays/nathist/periodictablecosmos

Best to you.

-NDTyson

p.s.  I am one of what is surely many professional scientists

in support of what you do.  

Trust that I would say that even if you

had bad things to say about "The Pluto Files"  

 

 
 

 

 


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