Top positive review
Great research, well-written, good humored approach to being an astronaut
Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2017
I read this book after reading "The Martin", now a blockbuster movie, and am glad I read the Science behind the Fiction other authors use to make Mars sound awesome and dangerous. This author has a practical, tongue-in-cheek but factual and very funny style of writing that I really enjoyed. She did a lot of painstaking research for her book, extensive travel, and probably had to listen to thousands of hours of NASA transcripts and interview notes to get a few gut-bustingly funny precious gems. Totally worth it. I recommend this book to all my science-geek, and non-science friends who are interested in what it really might be like to get to Mars alive. Is being an astronaut really work all the trouble? Either way, a very funny and interesting read.