Love, Sex & Mushrooms

Advenutres of a Woman in Science

This fully-illustrated book is intended for lay readers, including scientists who are unfamiliar with fungi. Scientific jargon is avoided whenever possible. Numerous illustrations are included to enhance the text. The personal story woven into this memoir includes in-depth descriptions of associates—from lab techs to Nobel Laureates—who sustained the author's passion for her academic life in science.

Cardy Raper of Burlington, VT

Cardy Raper received a Masters in Science degree from The University of Chicago and a PhD from Harvard University. She has been extensively published in national and international scientific journals and was named a University of Vermont Research Professor Emerita in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She was recently honored by being elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is the author of A Woman of Science: An Extraordinary Journey of Love, Discovery, and the Sex Life of Mushrooms.

Marketing & Publicity
  • Publish bio in University of Chicago alum magazine
  • National book tour focused on scientific community
  • Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science