I've been reading a book by Alison DuBois (the woman who inspired the character of the same name for the show Medium) called Secrets of the Monarch about the lessons she's learned from the dead.
It's fascinating to hear her perspective on life. To be constantly bombarded by impressions, whispers and images. Despite her cheerful optimism in her writing, I'm sure there were days when she would have given almost anything to get rid of it. Yet, at the same time, it's given her such an amazing opportunity to help people and support herself.
I like reading biographies of interesting people, particularly if there's a chance they've written it themselves. It's a great little window into other people's personalities. Sometimes you can tell just as much from what they don't say as what they do. Cliched but true.