Best present for your friend or relative doing a phd!
Books about doing a PhD are often clinical outlines that approach a PhD as any other project.
Well... a PhD is nothing like any other project! It is personal. Very very personal.
This survival guide will prepare you (and your loved ones) for the adventure you are about to (or think you might want to) set out on. The guide provides you insights into the world of science and offers practical advice on issues such as the relationship with supervisors, how to hold your own at conferences and the journal business. Knowing about such things in advance increases your effectiveness and success.
This book will help you be both a successful as well as a happy PhD student!