Guts: The True Stories Behind "Hatchet" and the Brian Books
by Gary Paulsen (2002)
Paulsen's childhood and adult adventures in the wilderness, focused mainly on hunting and flying; interesting, and good for students to see how real (and dangerous) some seemingly fun "adventures" can be, and also to point how important it can be to "write what you know" -- inspiration for those that can't think of anything to write...
Possible compare/contrast the true accounts and the fictionalized versions from his books.
While reading it, I did feel a little guilty whining when our temps here dropped below 60... brrrrr!