Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets - Sudhir Venkatesh This is a really good overview of gang life in Chicago's projects and of the political and social corruption that exist all over Chicago to this day.I recommend this book to everyone - especially people who grew up privileged and sheltered, and people who say ignorant things like "you should have to get tested for drugs to qualify for welfare!", it's a huge eye-opener.