No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons from a Man Who Walked on the Moon

Buzz Aldrin, with Ken Abraham. National Geographic (PRH, dist.), $22 (224p) ISBN 978-1-4262-1649-7
Famed astronaut Aldrin (coauthor, with Leonard David, of Mission to Mars) combines leadership lessons with behind-the-scenes stories from his Apollo 11 moonwalk (including the speech President Nixon prepared should the mission have been unsuccessful) in this engaging cross between biography and self-help. Aldrin clearly lays out his principles and mottoes, such as “second comes right after first” (which he has used to get over being known as the second man on the moon) and “maintain your spirit of adventure” (now in his 80s, Aldrin still scuba dives, and he recently caught a ride on the back of a whale shark in the Galapagos Islands). Next, he offers concrete strategies for living up to each principle, candidly admitting where he’s made missteps. His advice is universal: “If you are afraid to fail, you will probably not accomplish much in life,” and everyone, whether a student or a seasoned CEO, will find something to take away from this inspiring work. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 01/11/2016
Release date: 04/05/2016
Genre: Nonfiction
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