Phil the thrill http://philthethrill.net/ ‘s book charting his early life and primarily his early career. Yes he was a fat kid, yes he took up cycling and was less fat. Enjoyable but I can see how it would be less so if you weren’t a cycling fan / interested in knowing a bit more about the lower ranks of the US pro-scene.
Phil’s podcast, Real Talent, http://philthethrill.net/new-podcast-real-talent-with-phil-gaimon/ is, for me, more interesting than his book, being a number of conversations with other athletes discussing their careers, how they got to where they are, where they are going etc. Really interesting.