Mike Massimino is not your typical astronaut, but then again, there is no such thing as a typical astronaut. They are all amazingly smart, daring, and strong individuals who attempt to understand the space beyond the world around us.
Mike always wanted to be an astronaut and outlines how he got there. Some steps were intentional while others were pure luck, but Mike was always prepared for the next step. He also worked hard to overcome after failure. His is a great story of dreaming big and achieving big.
I enjoyed this firsthand account of astronaut life. It is both everyday stuff and beyond this world stuff. Mike tells his story in a conversational tone, and you feel as if he is sitting next you telling his life story.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.