I have been waiting for this book since last July as we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. I expected to read more about the actual flight and time ON the moon, but discovered that it was a book primarily about Buzz Aldrin's life after Apollo 11 returned home. I should have figured that out since the title says "The long journey home from the moon", but silly me I thought it was about coming home literally from the moon. While perhaps interesting to some, it was not what I wanted to read, and so I was disappointed. If I had been more interested in Aldrin's later life, I might have rated this book higher. As it is, I really didn't want to read about his alcoholism and recovery, or the struggles he had in his career when NASA put the astronauts on a "world tour" after the moon landing that stifled his military career.