I too read Hungry and enjoyed it for the most part, especially the memoir aspect. However, when she got preachy about weight issues, not so much. But it's worth the time to read it.
If you want a true story about law enforcement gone wrong, try reading Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. It's basically a story about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. . . won't say much more but it's a very engrossing read. All the incoming freshmen at the college I work at are reading this over the summer.
Currently I'm reading Mennonite in a Little Black Dress (another memoir) and Let the Great World Spin, recommended for book groups on IndieBound.
Also read the classic A Tree Grows in Brooklyn for my book group. . . loved it.