An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Publish date: October 29th 2013
Publisher: Random House Canada
Pages no: 295
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Biography Memoir
I finished this book earlier this year, and I've thought about it quite a lot. I must confess it did take me a long time to finish it, maybe a couple of months, but I wouldn't say that was a bad thing – it was more the kind of book you pick up once in a while, read a chapter, and put down satisfied....
I really enjoyed this book that was part memoir and part practical advice on how to approach life and work. I loved the stories about his time in space and the preparation that goes into it. I also appreciated his advice about living in the moment and being prepared for every potentiality in life....
While the self-help book aspect doesn't really gel for me on a personal level, it did help organise the book, and saved it from being Yet Another Astronaut Biography. Mostly it makes the book a comprehensive discussion of how astronauts are trained and why, how the shuttle and the space station work...
ALL THE STARS!
Chris Hadfield's book "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth" was an amazing read that I couldn't put down. Surprisingly, there were a lot of things that I learned through reading Hadfield's book. There were a lot of motivational moments throughout and plenty of opportunities to reflect on my own ...