Sometimes only a poem will do.” This is what you can read on the back cover of William Sieghart’s poetry collection, The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Mind, Heart and Soul. And I have to agree with Sieghart on this; when you feel lonely, misunderstood or under the weather, words can bring you solace in a way nothing else can.
A couple of years ago, you wouldn't have been able to convince me to "listen" to a book. A book is meant to be read, not listened to. At least, that's what I use to think. However, my opinion changed when I realized that (1) it's a great way to sneak books into parts of your routine when you cannot read, i.e. when walking, and (2) biographies read by the author themselves are way better than by yourself.
At first, I wasn't sure if I should review Life Will Be the Death of Me... And You Too! because I didn't exactly "read" it. I listened to it. Chelsea Handler's newest book is, in fact, the first audiobook I ever listened to.
Have you ever wondered how you can become an astronaut? If your answer to that question is "yes", An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is for you. I've always been fascinated by space. What does it take to become an astronaut? How is life up there? How is life without gravity? Lucky for me, Chris Hadfield, first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station, wrote a book in which he reveals everything you've ever wanted to know (and more) about life in space.