Hey, in the tradition of book recommendations vs reviews ("writing is hard"), I'd like to recomend Dog Days.
It vividly describes a world run exclusively on the basis of human interaction, as opposed to the simpler world of computers that my fellow nerds and I are more comfortable with. This is a world where personal relationships and corruption dictate national policy, and where information warfare is routine.
Ana Marie's book reminds us that pretty much all of Washington is one big bubble, insulated from real life. Inside it are many other bubbles, some much more isolating than others.
(note to self: does doing full time customer service break my own bubble? am I fooling myself?)