66. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
"One of the most powerful indictments of economic inequality I've ever read." Barbara Ehrenreich
This may seem like a very unusual book to be reading at Christmas Time, especially since I only read Christmas books last December (I had a backlog of free audiobooks, "gift" books, and an early review book that had been given to me - most of them pretty boring and some downright BAD!). But this book is a perfect for this time of year because it opens your eyes to what is happening to people in underdeveloped countries. This won the 2012 National Book Award.
This is a profound read that reads more like a novel than non-fiction. I will let the video speak for itself.
See her website for more informaation: http://www.behindthebeautifulforevers.com/