One of my favorites from a long time ago is Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey (which I've mentioned here before).
Another book I read about a year ago, Heads in Beds, by Jacob Tomsky is an insider's look at the hotel industry.
Then, last week I read Waiter Rant by Steve Dublanica.
Another book I read years ago was Letters of a Woman Homesteader (the movie Heartland, again going way back, was based on this book).
I love reading about worlds I'll never inhabit. I like the whole "secrets revealed" aspect and I have several more on my "to read" list (Concierge Confidential and Wild, just to name a couple). It's one of my favorite types of books (I also like the fact that I can read short snippets, as opposed to fiction where I tend to read books in one big gulp). Because of that, they're books that travel well. I love reading them, but I don't get so engrossed that I can't put them down when other activities beckon.
Are you a "slice of life" reader? If not, what types of nonfiction do you prefer?
Have a great day!