Due to the huge demand on Janet Frame books at the library, her autobiography is out - so I'm reading 'a Primate's Memoir' by Robert M Sapolsky.
It's a sort of cross between Jane Goodall and Bill Bryson, being an interesting and amusing account of Sapolsky's time in East Africa studying a baboon troup. He's a grad student at the beginning of the book, studying the link between stress and physical health, and about twenty years before the time of writing.
I found his style highly readable, the kind of writing which would make just about any topic fascinating and funny.
He's written a few other books as well, which I'll have to add to my growing list of must-read-before-I-die books.