Re: I'm touched by the weirdness of this request...
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Pick any book at random: you will not be disappointed.
If you must have a recommendation, my tuppence worth would be:
Moving Pictures, for a very funny and irreverent parallel of early Hollywood
Small Gods, for the same about religion and philosophy.
Nightwatch The venality of politicians and the total idiocy of politics and knee-jerk reaction laws summed up in one book (actually in just one page) and an absolute joy to read.
Going Postal As above, but for capitalism and marketing departments ... and not forgetting the National Lottery.