Col. Chris Hadfield (Okemos)

Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 2:00pm
1982 Grand River Ave
48864 Okemos
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me about Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316253017
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Brown and Company - October 29th, 2013

Colonel Chris Hadfield Author Talk and Booksigning

Please note:

This will be a ticketed event, with tickets available at our Okemos location when the store opens on Wednesday, November 13th. Tickets are available free with purchase of An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth. The first 100 tickets will also reserve a seat for the talk; tickets 101 and higher will be for standing room. The signing will proceed after the author talk in approximate ticket number order. Tickets may be reserved over the phone by calling the store at 517-349-8840. Those who have already purchased a copy through Schuler Books need only show their receipt to obtain tickets.

About An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth:

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while while piloting a plane, and has been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. The secret to Colonel Hadfield's success --and survival-- is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst... and enjoy every moment of it.

In An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Colonel Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. Through eye-opening, entertaining stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, the mesmerizing wonder of spacewalks, and the measured, calm responses mandated by crises, he explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement--and happiness. His own extraordinary education in space has taught him some counterintuitive lessons: don't visualize success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff.

You might never be able to build a robot, pilot a spacecraft, make a music video or perform basic surgery in zero gravity like Colonel Hadfield. But his vivid and refreshing insights will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth--especially your own.