Mary-Beth's Reviews > An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Dec 13, 2013
I would have preferred to have more interesting factoids about space (did you know that you will grow an inch or two while up in the ISS for 5 months without gravity?) and actual descriptions of the experiments being done on the astronauts (instead of the generic statements about the importance of "science"). Instead the book focused a lot on how accomplished Hadfield had to be to become an astronaut, and the rather trite life lessons he's learned during those experiences (he seems particularly proud of the phrase "square astronaut, round hole," which he comes back to at multiple points throughout the book). At least he acknowledges several times that he was an absentee father since it seems like one has to be pretty self-centered with single-minded devotion to succeed as an astronaut.
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