The publishing industry has been throwing contracts at the most inarticulate and uninteresting celebrities they can find in hopes that their faces alone will be enough to move books. I don’t know if any of the resulting books are worth reading, because I haven’t even been able to lower myself to pick one up and thumb through it at the bookstore.
However, there is one person today topping popularity charts, at least on the Internet, who is articulate, intelligent, and has clearly done enough interesting things in his life to make him worthy of a book deal or two. Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency has been in command of the International Space Station for just a short while, but he’s gifted the world with educational and witty videos of his life in space, stunning photographs of earth from his vantage point, and even a song or two.
He’s been watched and loved around the globe, as comments to his Twitter, Facebook and Youtube contributions have demonstrated. He’s a bestseller waiting to happen.