Outliers: The Story of Success (2008)
Malcolm Gladwell is a national treasure! All right, he's Canadian, but I'll claim him anyway. He does write for the New Yorker, after all. This is the third book of his I've read, easily the best, although all are really quite good.
Gladwell tells the story of successful individuals in a way you probably haven't heard before. He uses research from psychology and, it would appear, demographics, to explode some of the myths we have about success, and to show what, besides obvious raw talent, really underlies the phenomenal achievement of a Bill Gates or a Steve Jobs.
This is not by any stretch a self-help book on success, but it will give anyone insights on the phenomenon of success in our society. I give this book my highest recommendation.