I'm only about 1/3 through this book, but enjoying it enough to post a qualified recommendation here.
It's not specifically about mountain biking, but it's very well written and I'm finding it a page-turner. Author is a cyclist who's ridden (literally) around the world. It tells the story of his quest to have his personal "perfect" bike built. Lots of interesting stuff about bikes and building them--at least for a newb such as myself.
I even stole my new tag line from one of his chapter headings!
Link to Amazon:
Amazon.com: It's All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels (9781608195381): Robert Penn: Books
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