Two terrific recent reads for me are John Lithgow's autobiography, and the Esther Freud novel Lucky Break.
In Drama: An Actor's Education, Lithgow covers his childhood and early years as an actor through his first films and Broadway success. A fascinating small detail: the future Coretta Scott King was one of his childhood babysitters! His stories of growth and learning, whether through playing Lenny in Mice and Men through many student matinees or from watching the actors work at the Shakespeare festivals run by his father, are moving and honest and also well told. While I read it in just a few long sittings, some friends have said this is a great backstage book to read in the 10 minutes you can grab here and there.