Another book I finished not too long ago was "Working Fire" by Zac Unger. Every so often, I go through an "I wanna be a fireman when I grow up" phase. This time around, I picked this book up from the library.
While "Working Fire" was much too profane for my taste, it gave (in my uneducated, non-fireman's opinion) a very good picture of life as a professional Oakland, CA, inner-city firefighter. I came away from it still wanting (perhaps more than ever) to be one of the ones that goes to help, but I also know now more than ever that I'll never be either a professional or an inner-city firefighter. My hat's off to those who to, though, to be sure.