From Bookworm to Spacewalker: How Books Helped Make Me an Astronaut

Clayton C. Anderson

Clayton C. Anderson

I’m not sure how I –being a 56-year old retired astronaut– would survive as a young person in today’s ever-changing world. Continue Reading ›

Queer Beauty of the Unexpected

Jane Ward

Jane Ward

In recent years my favorite books have centered around the unexpected and contradictory conditions of being human. Continue Reading ›

The Book That Changed My Life

Joe Salzman

Joe Saltzman

The book that changed my life is a children’s book called The Jester Has Lost His Jingle. It was written and illustrated by my son David Saltzman as his senior project at Yale before he died of Hodgkin’s disease 11 days before his 23rd birthday in March 1990. Continue Reading ›