Quick book recommendation, anyone? Looking for either short stories (either fiction or autobiographical), or non-fiction that's about both a topic and characters (i.e. no everything-that-ever-happened-to-me memoirs, but no Malcolm Gladwell either). Prefer something written in the past 10 years and that's already in paperback, but brand new is OK too.
EDIT: A friend just contacted me about a book he just wrote. So that's definitely going to win for this particular purchase. I really appreciate the recs, though, and will come back to this post next time I want a book, so keep them coming if you have anything to suggest. Thanks again!