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Hayley Arceneaux memoir: Wild Ride
« on: 08/07/2022 07:55 pm »
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EXCITING NEWS 🎉📚 I'm thrilled to share that my space bestie Dr. Sian Proctor is joining me for an exclusive virtual event on 8/31! To get access, preorder a copy of WILD RIDE from any retailer and then follow this link to register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-conversation-with-hayley-arceneaux-tickets-389640694807?aff=HayleyArceneaux
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Re: Hayley Arceneaux memoir: Wild Ride
« Reply #1 on: 08/07/2022 07:59 pm »
More book details:

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/712670/wild-ride-by-hayley-arceneaux/

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ABOUT WILD RIDE

The youngest American to ever orbit the earth—cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux—shows us all that when we face our fears with hope and faith, extraordinary things can happen.

“A potent reminder to all of us that nothing on earth—or in the heavens, for that matter—can keep us from becoming commanders of our own destiny.”—Marlo Thomas, actor, author, and national outreach director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

In this boldly optimistic debut memoir, Hayley Arceneaux details how she overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to grab hold of a life greater than she’d ever imagined. With her signature upbeat messaging, Arceneaux recounts her odyssey, from her cancer diagnosis at age ten and the yearlong treatment that inspired her goal of working with pediatric cancer patients, to living through her father’s terminal cancer diagnosis, to getting her lifelong dream job at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as a physician assistant. She was sure she’d finally attained the life she wanted, and then the amazing and unimaginable happened: She was invited to go to space as a St. Jude ambassador.

Throughout the book, Arceneaux encourages readers to fight for the life they want, saying, You have to hold on, because you don’t know what great thing can come and change your life. Take the chance and you will feel, and learn, and grow, and become even more you. Following your dreams can take you to dreams you didn’t know you had.

Arceneaux’s uplifting story is the inspiration we all need today. She offers wisdom and lessons in courage to anyone fighting against the odds. And through it all, she reveals how resilience and faith can help us grab hold of the life we’ve always wanted and live it to the fullest.

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There’s a free excerpt at the above link, which includes when Hayley was offered the chance to fly to space.
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Re: Hayley Arceneaux memoir: Wild Ride
« Reply #2 on: 08/16/2022 09:52 pm »
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IT’S HERE!!! Getting my hands on my book Wild Ride is so beyond exciting!! It comes out Sept 6 but is available for preorder now! https://www.novelmemphis.com/pre-order-signed-hayley-arceneaux

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Re: Hayley Arceneaux memoir: Wild Ride
« Reply #3 on: 09/06/2022 05:50 am »


Hayley says the 2nd half of the book is about Inspiration4 and what it’s like for a normal person to go to space. She goes into detail about the training and what it’s like in space. The latter was the hardest part to write.
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Re: Hayley Arceneaux memoir: Wild Ride
« Reply #4 on: 09/11/2022 11:27 pm »
Read thru it while waiting for Firefly to get their rocket off the pad. Quick impressions; Bit on the short side, about 45% "life story before Inspiration4" which I admit I breezed thru as not that interesting, but I understand the need for background. Then the rest is about the journey thru training and the mission itself, plus some reflections afterwards.

Glad I read it, some very cool bits, but if you have seen the Netflix show and followed the mission thread here, most of it familiar. Still, the book managed to insert quite a bit of "in her own words" color to the story and has few bits at least I hadn't heard before about (yikes, a fire alarm - luckily a false one!).

Thumbs up from me. If you like memoirs like this, you probably won't be disappointed.
 

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