I first heard of The Passionate Programmer about 1 year ago through Rasmus (@rasmuschristens), my team lead at that time, he recommended the book after hearing Chad Fowler in a conference and described it as highly inspiring. After all this time, I finally found some time to read it, and I must say I was also inspired.
TL;DR: The book talks about a dark side of the organisation life where assholes exist and can bring physical and psychological destruction to people around and costs to the organisation. Though the book is more aimed at bosses and managers I certainly enjoyed the read. I recommend this people to everybody, even if you don’t find yourself in asshole trap (a company full of assholes), you might find out that you have a bit of inner-jerk yourself and this book might help you control it.