In The Daily Adventures of Mixerman, a sound engineer keeps a diary of his life making an album, the names being changed to protect the guilty. The whole thing may very well be an invention, but its an entertaining one. It gives a lot of insight into how a band with a $2 million advance, an incompetent drummer and a producer who doesn't even show up the first week might make an album.
Or fail to make one. (Link found via RockNerd)