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    I received a copy of No Dream is Too High as a Goodreads giveaway I really wanted to like this book, but I found it a difficult read The title should have been Egotistical Maniac Aldrin Pretends to be Just Like You To be fair, Buzz Aldrin is an outstanding human being who has achieved a great deal in his lifetime, and he has much to be legitimately proud of, but the tone of this book was pretty horrid and unflattering I am half convinced that Aldrin is using the piece to push for his Ma I received a copy of No Dream is Too High as a Goodreads giveaway I really wanted to like this book, but I found it a difficult read The title should have been Egotistical Maniac Aldrin Pretends to be Just Like You To be fair, Buzz Aldrin is an outstanding human being who has achieved a great deal in his lifetime, and he has much to be legitimately proud of, but the tone of this book was pretty horrid and unflattering I am half convinced that Aldrin is using the piece to push for his Mars Cylinder idea, which according to him, would use existing technology to reach Mars right now Apparently NASA, Congress, and humanity generally simply do not have the will and imagination Aldrin has.The life lessons presented in No Dream is Too High are good enough as they go, but the examples Aldrin uses are terrible Be bold That is a good life lesson The example Aldrin uses is how he saw design flaws in the Space Shuttle design early on, but he broke his life lesson and kept silent As a result he could have perhaps prevented both the Columbia and Challenger disasters I find this hard to believe Out of the thousands of individuals who worked in the Space Shuttle, Aldrin just so happens to catch a fatal design flaw, but says nothing Be adventurous That is a good life lesson The example Aldrin uses is that he went to the Moon, saw the wreck of the Titanic, and took a submarine through the ice at the North Pole I cannot relate to that Be assertive when trying to attain your goals That is a good life lesson The example Aldrin uses is how he really wanted to go aboard Obama s Air Force One because he had been aboard Kennedy s and Nixon s So he pressures and bombards Obama s staff until they ultimately concede to let him aboard I don t care how motivated I am, I doubt I will ever be able to talk and bluff my way onto the president s plane And of course, once Aldrin is aboard Air Force One, he explains to Obama how the rest of the world has been wrong about space exploration and he, Buzz Aldrin, has figured out how to get to Mars using Phobos So give him some appropriations The most extreme story is how Aldrin was taught humility once at the airport Apparently Aldrin makes a habit of using private lounges in various airports without paying for them Once he was refused service because even though he walked on the Moon, the attendant was principles enough to say that nobody is granted access to the lounge without paying a membership fee And Aldrin felt humbled I never demand services because of who I am Was Aldrin really so deluded as to think it was okay to demand free service because of his accomplishments Agreeing to pay money for services rendered is not humility, not a concession of magnanimity, it is normal human interaction Aldrin was not exercising humility that day, he was put in his proper place by a women who was willing to stand up to his ego.Speaking of humility, Aldrin claims that he was never interested in making money or having abundance of material possessions Easy for him to say when you re the guy who walked on the Moon, came to maturity in the most prosperous period in United States history, and gets spontaneously invited to black tie events on a regular basis Buzz Aldrin has not lived a normal life I have no problem with that His story is an interesting one Unfortunately Aldrin seems to be entirely ignorant of how unique he is The reason most people have not been to the North Pole, or testified before congress, or won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, is because those things are not ordinary Aldrin seems to believe that if we would just stop being narrow minded we could be just like him And of course, he has figured out how to reach Mars If we were not so narrow minded we would have a colony there already Because Aldrin knows best.So, No Dream is Too High was a rather horrid book The life lessons are fine, but they are expressed by a man who essentially says I am an astronaut You either agree with me, or you are narrow minded and unmotivated And, if the world waslike me, we would have reached Mars by now Even so, there are a few upsides to the book It is a quick read, and some of the stories about the space program are genuinely interesting, such as how John Houbolt s innovation saved the program, or how the iodine disinfectant cloths were simply dumped straight into the ocean By and large though, my appraisal of space exploration washarmed than helped What a terrible spokesperson The Apollo astronauts have every reason to be proud of their achievements but this does not grant them license to be snobbish egomaniacs


  2. says:

    The book overall is informative, fun and motivating I liked every story Buzz has said and I likedthe way he makes things easy to comprehend The only downside is that I sometimes I feel like the story or situation being told has no connection with the chapter s title, but it proves useful, though Highly recommended to anyone who needs motivation


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    If it weren t a book by Buzz Aldrin, I d rate this two stars, because of the cheesy inspirational tone and the repetitiveness But because it was a book by Buzz Aldrin, I wanted to read it all The space stories were fascinating, and even though the inspirational life lessons can easily be Googled or realized on your own, they provide a way for Buzz to categorize his remarkable life The examples he chooses to accompany these lessons are not the best, but perhaps that just goes to remind us that If it weren t a book by Buzz Aldrin, I d rate this two stars, because of the cheesy inspirational tone and the repetitiveness But because it was a book by Buzz Aldrin, I wanted to read it all The space stories were fascinating, and even though the inspirational life lessons can easily be Googled or realized on your own, they provide a way for Buzz to categorize his remarkable life The examples he chooses to accompany these lessons are not the best, but perhaps that just goes to remind us that, if the person has an open mind, life lessons can be realized even from minor, seemingly insignificant events such as having a sock ball stuck in the toe of your shoe all day


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    Anecdotes and inspiration from Buzz Aldrin, in his own voice and not fed through an editor or made to sound like a Wikipedia page Why does this book get poor reviews It never says anywhere that it s a definitive biography or history of the space program or Apollo missions He talks about his life, doles out some yes, often cliche advice, and reflects on his accomplishments Also, after everything he s done he decided to write a book at age 86 and still has enough zest for life to keep moving Anecdotes and inspiration from Buzz Aldrin, in his own voice and not fed through an editor or made to sound like a Wikipedia page Why does this book get poor reviews It never says anywhere that it s a definitive biography or history of the space program or Apollo missions He talks about his life, doles out some yes, often cliche advice, and reflects on his accomplishments Also, after everything he s done he decided to write a book at age 86 and still has enough zest for life to keep moving and keep doing stuff I liked this book and the haters can shove it 4 5 stars


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    Audio book


  6. says:

    It was interesting Lots of great events in the space race he was a major player in His personality can be hard to take after a few chapters.


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    The biggest weakness of Buzz Aldrin s No Dream is Too High Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon is also its biggest strength it follows the pattern of combination inspirational memoir books in the pattern of Throw out a short positive message and back it up with anecdotes from the author s life Normally, I would be extra critical of such a formulaic book However, there are two important considerations that lean me against doing such a thing First, as Dancing With the Stars The biggest weakness of Buzz Aldrin s No Dream is Too High Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon is also its biggest strength it follows the pattern of combination inspirational memoir books in the pattern of Throw out a short positive message and back it up with anecdotes from the author s life Normally, I would be extra critical of such a formulaic book However, there are two important considerations that lean me against doing such a thing First, as Dancing With the Stars judge Len Goodman pointed out in his critique of Mr Aldrin s performances on that show, we cannot lose sight of the fact that we are dealing with an American hero who many of us have looked up to for decades And secondly, this hero also happens to project warmth, sincerity, and humor in what has truly been an interesting life one that did NOT come to a standstill after those momentous days in 1969.The inspirational driving points of this book, for example Look for opportunities, not obstacles , are worthwhile points to consider but they re not anything you can t find quickly via a Google web search or even come to realize on your own However, they DO provide convenient chapter headers to help categorize the many events in Mr Aldrin s life AND let s face it it s one thing to realize that you can t give up if you want to succeed, BUT it is another to see someone who personifies success to describe his own obstacles AND his own ways of getting around them to achieve great things.This book proved to be a quick read, and a worthwhile read, and I am honored to have been given the opportunity to review it.RATING 5 stars No significant flaws, and it will stay with me long after I move onto other books.DISCLOSURE I received this book in a random draw, a request was made for an honest review with the implication of prompt , but no conditions were placed or provided for acceptance


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    This book is like sitting down with your grandpa, if your grandpa happens to be Buzz Aldrin It has some great stories and a nice inspirational message I m a huge fan of the space program and.am in favor of increasing its funding so that we can resume manned space exploration Not just orbit, but putting actual people on the surface of mars I m also a huge fan of Buzz Aldrin, so I liked hearing his tales of adventure I recommend it for those interested in reading about a legendary astronaut d This book is like sitting down with your grandpa, if your grandpa happens to be Buzz Aldrin It has some great stories and a nice inspirational message I m a huge fan of the space program and.am in favor of increasing its funding so that we can resume manned space exploration Not just orbit, but putting actual people on the surface of mars I m also a huge fan of Buzz Aldrin, so I liked hearing his tales of adventure I recommend it for those interested in reading about a legendary astronaut discuss his life


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    The stories and anecdotes are fascinating, which I d already mostly heard when I attended his author event at The Printer s Row Lit Fest a couple of months ago, but the life lessons are super cheesy and don t necessarily fit in with the particular anecdote They were also repetitive It feels super disrespectful to rate a book by Buzz Aldrin this low, but objectively the book itself is meh Probably would ve given it 3 stars if I was hearing these stories for the first time.


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    An interesting collection of musings.I found the organization to be a bit lacking, but part of this may be because I always find it harder to follow audiobooks than written texts But the basic framework consists of Aldrin presenting some life tenet he abides by, and then citing examples from his quite rich life that either demonstrate the wisdom of the tenet or explain how he came to learn it to begin with I think it s a neat premise for a book, and he executes it pretty well.


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No Dream Is Too High Beloved American Hero Buzz Aldrin Reflects On The Wisdom, Guiding Principles, And Irreverent Anecdotes He S Gathered Through His Event Filled Life Both In Outer Space And On Earth In This Inspiring Guide To Life For The Next Generation Everywhere He Goes, Crowds Gather To Meet Buzz Aldrin He Is A World Class Hero, A Larger Than Life Figurehead, Best Known Of A Generation Of Astronauts Whose Achievements Surged In Just A Few Years From First Man In Space To First Men On The Moon Now He Pauses To Reflect And Share What He Has Learned, From The Vantage Point Not Only Of Outer Space But Also Of Time Still A Non Stop Traveler And Impassioned Advocate For Space Exploration, Aldrin Will Be In No Dream Is Too High Whittles Down Buzz Aldrin S Event Filled Life Into A Short List Of Principles He Values, Each Illustrated By Fascinating Anecdotes And Memories, Such As Second Comes Right After First NASA Protocol Should Have Meant He Was First On The Moon, But Rules Changed Just Before The Mission How He Learned To Be Proud Of Being The Second Man On The Moon Look For Opportunities, Not Obstacles Buzz Was Rejected The First Time He Applied To Be An Astronaut Failure Is An Opportunity To Learn To Do Better Always Maintain Your Spirit Of Adventure For His Th Birthday, Buzz Went Diving In The Galapagos And Hitched A Ride On A Whale Shark He Stays Fit, Energetic, And Fascinated With Life No Dream Is Too High Is A Beautiful Memento, A Thought Provoking Set Of Ideas, And A New Opportunity For Buzz Aldrin To Connect With The Masses Of People Who Recognize His Unique Place In Human History