From the #1 bestselling author of Hello, is this Planet Earth? and Ask an Astronaut As heard on BBC Radio 4 Desert Island Discs __________________ 'What surprised me was how entirely serene I felt. I was weightless, no forces exerting themselves on my body. To my left was the Space Station. Below me, gradually going into shadow, was the Earth. And over my right shoulder was the universe.' In fascinating and personal detail, and drawing on exclusive diaries and audio recordings from his mission, astronaut Tim Peake takes readers closer than ever before to experience what life in space is really like: the sights, the smells, the fear, the sacrifice, the exhilaration and the deep and abiding wonder of the view. Warm, inspiring and often funny, Tim also charts his surprising road to becoming an astronaut, from a shy and unassuming boy from Chichester who had a passion for flight, to a young British Army officer, Apache helicopter pilot, flight instructor and test pilot who served around the world. Tim's extensive eighteen-year career in the Army included the command of a platoon of soldiers in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, deployment in Bosnia, and operations in Afghanistan. Full of life lessons for readers of all ages, Limitless is the story of how ordinary can become extraordinary. __________________ 'For someone who has literally been out of this world Tim's an incredibly down to earth guy and I think you'll be amazed at some of the things he has done ... it's so inspiring to know that even going into space didn't change him as much as being a parent did.' JOE WICKS 'Tim is one of our nation's good guys - and his story is a testament to his courage, kindness and a never-give-up spirit.' BEAR GRYLLS 'Full of courage, camaraderie and daring escapades, this reads like a Boys' Own adventure' MIRROR 'A fantastic book' PIERS MORGAN 'Fasten your seatbelt for an exhilarating read ... His accounts of blasting into orbit at 25 times the speed of sound and floating, weightless, around the space station are enthralling.' EXPRESS Bestseller in the UK, Sunday Times, October 2020
How I Came to Be the Autobiography of an Unborn Infant
This book presents the incredible journey of Avadhoota Nadananda as he transforms from an inquisitive, young man to one who achieves the highest spiritual awakening under the guidance of his spiritual Master. He takes the plunge into the relatively anonymous world of pure spirituality beyond all comfort zones and emotions that an average human being can never imagine. Join us on Nadananda's journey to the unfathomable, unimaginable and unthinkable as he travels across the length and breadth of India overcoming all odds to finally reach Gyanganj (Shambala), the causal layer of earth and the world of Avadhootas located somewhere in Tibet. Walking without money, without shelter, without even any clear destination as a wandering monk surrendered completely to his spiritual Master, he elevates his awareness and establishes himself completely and firmly in the path of Avadhootas. Upon receiving the highest spiritual knowledge, he returns and dedicates his life to serving humanity. Welcome to the journey of a lifetime that takes us through the mind and life of a simple man, a staunch spiritualist, a man of uncanny tenacity and conviction, a super human, a complete disciple who never asked his Master “WHY?”. The exceptional story of a living master, Avadhoota Nadananda. The Man. The Vulnerability. The Tenacity. The Determination. The Grace. The Purpose. The Miseries. The Masters! "A Masterpiece beyond definitions! The journey of a thinking man into the unthinkable realms of true spirituality, guided by his powerful guru, chiseled through unforgiving lifestyles in the toughest terrains of Himalayas, to great heights of super conscious existence! A modern day epic. A must read indeed" -- Mohanji
Problems and pain are a part of every person's day-to-day life. Stephen Davis offers simple advice to help you change your negative mindset and cope with failure with seven key steps for personal success. The author presents a practical way to find financial freedom and happiness. This book is an anthology that features Stephen Davis and several other authors who share their personal journeys on how to handle challenges and harvest your full potential and live life to the fullest. About the Author Stephen Davis is a mentor, coach, and successful networker. He is passionate about helping others to succeed, inspire, and impact their lives. He works out of his home in the beautiful garden city of Christchurch, New Zealand. He likes spending his summers camping and adventuring locally and abroad with his darling and their four children. If you look closely, you might find him dancing among the treetops . . . but not too closely, he has already fallen once and broken both wrists.
In a provocative memoir of her life, work, the lessons she has learned, and the woman she has become, the author of Italian Days shares a collection of memories in such chapters as "Men and Gods," "Loot and lists and Lust (and Things)," "Home Economics," and "Breathing Lessons." Tour.
Before the publication of Doctor Zhivago the name of Boris Pasternak was scarcely known except to Russians and to students of Russian literature. Today he is famous throughout the world. This autobiography, as the title indicates, is not a comprehensive account, but rather the reflections of a great artist on his life and work.