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“Dr. Saedi provides the reader with an inside look into the exclusive country club known as academia. She does a magnificent job of outlining how to manage all of the demands of graduate school, providing strategies in each chapter, for how to maintain one’s sanity!” –Claytie Davis III, Ph.D. Director of Training, Counseling & Psychological Services, University of California, Berkeley

“Charming! Dr. Saedi’s knack for serving up practical advice with generous splash of quick wit makes for a deliciously functional read. I found myself wishing I had such a candid peak at the road ahead of me when I was pondering doctoral programs. As an educator of master s students, I was very appreciative of the Your Turn action plan guides at the end of each chapter, and I will be heartily recommending this book to my students who are contemplating pursuing a Ph.D. Thank you for keeping it real Dr. Saedi!” –Abby Bjornsen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Omaha

“With humor, honesty and her experience as a graduate student and a psychologist, Saedi guides the reader through this academic marathon called graduate school. She is tirelessly encouraging and positive without being naive about the realities of applying to and succeeding in graduate school and beyond. Readers will find their identity as intelligent women affirmed by this therapist and girlfriend’s confident mentorship.” –Michael Lau, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Teacher’s College, Columbia University