This book is like sitting down with the Thesis Whisperer for a cup of tea and receiving the well-thought-out advice of someone who has both seen it all, and who still cares about each individual case anyway. It's funny, which is important because when you're in crisis mode, sometimes the shock of a senior academic being satirical is exactly what's needed to jolt you out of your head and give you some perspective. It's thought-provoking, because no matter what you're researching or what kind of research you do, you may not have thought about your own work processes in Foucauldian terms, or considered how your habitus was affecting your play on the field. So the author does that for you, and shows you how to do it for yourself, to give you a bit of distance. It's a friend to take with you on your academic journey - read it again and again.