While roaming around Barnes & Noble the other day I found a pretty interesting read in the Sports/Cycling section.
"The Immortal Class", Bike Messengers and the cult of human power. Written by Travis Hugh Culley a former messenger from Chicago. A shade over 300 pages and gives a pretty good sense of the lifestyle and the problems facing ALL cyclists as they interact with the community as a whole.
$11.95 so really no excuse to pass it up. Hell, give up your Starbucks hit for a couple of days and your there.