... on photography (...and I own pretty much every book on that subject that has ever been written, just can't resist.)
In essence, Brian Smith puts up beautiful photos, then adds an entertaining story that losely outlines the creative process next to it. All of the pictures amplify his subjects masterfully instead of putting them into a random concept shoot for the heck of it. He doesn't cover technique (thankfully, there are tons of books for that), and the insight on how he approaches shoots and achieves those results is invaluble.
The best book I've seen so far on how to put together an image. Strongly recommended!