The Making of an Economist, Redux
That book is by David Colander of Middlebury. Can I do better than to quote that weird blogger guy who wrote the blurb?:
The Making of an Economist, Redux is self-recommending. David Colander’s work on the profession of economics is by far the best we have. A significant follow-up to his book of twenty years ago, it will become the standard account of what economics graduate school is like.
This book isn’t for all MR readers, but if you think it might be for you, it is. Here is the book’s home page.