Suggestions needed for great narrative nonfiction reading!
July 18, 2009 6:19 AM Subscribe
Please recommend your favorite "behind the scenes" nonfiction books!
posted by bookmammal to media & arts (48 answers total) 110 users marked this as a favorite
I love reading nonfiction "behind the scenes/a year in the life" type books that emphasize the human side of particular jobs or environments. Books that I have especially enjoyed include Courtroom 302 (a year behind the scenes in a Chicago criminal courthouse), And Still We Rise (Los Angeles inner-city high school), and The Gatekeepers (Ivy League admissions office). Any other suggestions? Bonus points if the book is about education or other helping professions, but any recommendations will be appreciated!