Two down, eight to go. Shans has become my book guru. She let me high-jack four books she highly recommends, and so far she is 2 for 2.
Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk is about a guy named Tender Branson - the last surviving member of the so-called "Creedish Death Cult." The book is told from his voice as he dictates his incredible life story into the flight recorder of Flight 2039, which will shortly reach terminal velocity and crash into the Australian outback. He sets the record straight about his life, and gives some very interesting house cleaning remedies for all sorts of situations.