I was in a bookstore yesterday with a friend who was recently promoted into a hiring-and-firing position. This book caught my eye: The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences. I suggested he give copies to subordinates as Christmas gifts just to stir things up a little.
I managed to spend two hours browsing without buying anything, which is quite an accomplishment for me in a bookstore. I was very tempted to purchase I Hate Myself and Want to Die: The 52 Most Depressing Songs You've Ever Heard, but I'll wait until I finish a few of the books I already have.