Chris Hadfield isn‘t just THAT astronaut guy who sung David Bowie‘s Space Oddity in zero gravity in that famous youtube video that vent viral within minutes of its release. You will also see while reading this book, his autobiography, that he‘s also quite humble and charming human being who cares deeply about his family.
In this book which is gold in my humble opinion he doesn‘t just describe his humble beginnings at Nasa in full detail, but he also describes the work he has to do, and everything he had to go through in life before he got chosen and before he was allowed to work at Nasa and before he was allowed to become an astronaut.
He talks about the tuffest medical exams you have to take, hundreds of hours and years of practice you must do, pysch evaluations, etcetera, before you are actually put into process, chosen or allowed to go up there. It‘s far from very easy to become an astronaut, but once you do, according to him, it‘s worth it, because you get to see in the end of all the suffering you had to undertake, what you‘ve been working for. Which of course is Space.
It‘s quite a touching story or an autobiography of a very humble man who dreamt about becoming an astronaut ever since he was a little kid, and about how that little kid who dreamt about becoming an astronaut grew up into a man of integrity and made his dreams come true, by working hard, by taking big risks, and by taking sacrifice in life. Which is something we should all be doing and be striving for, don‘t you agree? This book truly is An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth.