Nonfiction books about exciting professions through one person's eyes?
August 9, 2013 11:28 AM Subscribe
What are some good nonfiction books that offer a window into an exciting but little-known industry or profession through the eyes/life of one person?
posted by gottabefunky to media & arts (14 answers total) 64 users marked this as a favorite
I’m looking for books that do what Newjack
did for prison guards, Sniper
did for military snipers, and Complications
did for surgeons: describe an unfamiliar, risky but fascinating world through the eyes and experience of a single person.
Bestsellers like The Perfect Storm and Into Thin Air are along these lines, but they use small groups—I’m looking for lone protagonists, either first-person or third-person.
Other examples: Report from Engine Co. 82
(firefighters), Weekends at Bellevue
(psych ER), The Hungry Ocean