Bourdain's memoir/expose of the restaurant industry intends to reveal what Bourdain calls "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine."
Freeman Hall details his experiences as a handbag salesman at "The Big Fancy" aka Nordstrom's, sparing no punches in his descriptions of various customers.
Jacob Tomsky's reviews his life working hospitality while teaching his readers the ins and outs of getting out of various hotel fees and scams.
Peter Allison's career is a little more exotic, but his tales of being a a tour guide highlight some of the adventures of people who work in tourism.
A flight attendant's tell-all about over a decade of flying high and dealing with testy travelers.
Bruns's does for Carnival cruise ships what Bourdain does for restaurants in this raunchy but amusing confidential.
Ehrenreich's book is a departure from the others on this list. Nickel and Dimed is a critical, fascinating look at various jobs earning minimum wage and qualify as "unskilled" labor.