Andrew Smith is an author, broadcaster, screenwriter and journalist. He is writer and presenter of the 60-minute BBC documentaries Being Neil Armstrong and To Kill a Mockingbird at 50 and author of Moondust, Totally Wired: The Rise and Fall of Josh Harris and the Great Dotcom Swindle and Adventures in Coderland (coming 2020). He was born in New York, spent most of his adult life working in London and now lives in Fairfax, California with his wife Jan.
Fascinating and disturbing. We know what happened inside the Apollo spacecraft, but what went on inside the astronauts' minds? Did any of them really recover from their strange journey? Extremely thought-provoking -- J. G. Ballard Spellbinding ... A wonderful collective biography written with deftness, compassion and humour * Observer * Smith's mix of reporting and meditation is highly entertaining, and this superb book is a fitting tribute to a unique band of twentieth-century heroes * GQ * A moving and thorough account of America's last great act of optimism * Guardian * It left me spellbound ... Belongs to the same tradition as Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff * Sunday Times * Utterly gripping ... Smith is both sympathetic and bracingly unsentimental. But he also does an excellent job at rekindling the sheer fascination of that period ... Intriguing, startling, funny, and yet also somehow profoundly moving * Daily Telegraph *