Commander Hadfield retires but keeps busy, wears cowboy boots as the Calgary Rodeo Stampede Parade Marshal, meets with the Canadian Prime Minister and writes a book.

Subtitled "What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything," the book will be published on Oct. 29, 2013.

If you ever visit Canada, don't miss what Chris Hadfield loves about Canada.

Other space station veterans are writing books as well, reports space.com:

Seven-time shuttle astronaut Jerry Ross released "Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer" in January.

David Hilmers, a four-time space shuttle mission specialist who made his first flight on the maiden flight of Atlantis, penned "Man on a Mission," a children's book, published in April.

Former NASA astronaut Don Thomas' "In the Footsteps of Neil Armstrong and John Glenn," is scheduled for release in October, a few weeks before Hadfield's book arrives on store shelves.

Expedition 15 flight engineer Clay Anderson is also writing his biography, tentatively titled "Just Takin' Up Space!" to be published soon.

[space.com]