Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning a Master's or Ph.D.
Funny and easy-to-read guide about the ABC's of grad school. Plenty of handy advice, ranging from whether grad school is the right path for you and the importance of being nice to the admissions' secretaries once you're in (because they can make your life miserable or a piece of cake), to looking at your first day of school as the beginning of your job search (so invite your adviser home for dinner)..this book insists that you've got to bite the bullet to not languish in graduate school limbo.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Robert L. Peters, Ph.D.