DON'T BLOW YOURSELF UP: THE FURTHER TRUE ADVENTURES AND TRAVAILS OF THE ROCKET BOY OF OCTOBER SKY is a remarkable memoir that takes up after The Rocket Boys concludes and reads like a novel. It is chock full of laugh-out-loud brilliant humor, serious death-defying moments, as well as service to country and accomplishments that should take a dozen lifetimes! Readers will find an American hero who won the Bronze Star in Viet Nam; became a master deep-sea diver and instructor; a NASA engineer who tutored astronauts about the Space Station; a leading paleontologist who made major discoveries of dinosaur bones, and so much more that boggles the mind. All of this from a humble, small-town kid from West Virginia striving to do right.
THIS COPY will be signed by Homer Hickam on the title page at the store. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing. Published in October, 2021 by Post Hill Press, an imprint of Simon and Schuster.
HOMER HICKAM (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) is a Homeboy living in Huntsville, Alabama where he trained astronauts. While all authors who sign our books are very smart, Homer is the only one we know who really was a rocket scientist. He served in Viet Nam and reached the rank of Captain, receiving both the Army Commendation and Bronze Star medals. Homer is the New York Times #1 best-selling author of eighteen books of fiction, non-fiction and even a few for young readers. He is best known for Rocket Boys, which was made into the blockbuster movie October Sky. He also explores the world through scuba diving and dinosaur bone hunting. Among his many, many honors and awards, Homer Hickam was selected to carry the Olympic Torch as it made its way through Alabama to Atlanta. Thank you Homer Hickam for signing our books.