This book is about some of the problems I've had as a PhD student and how I resolved them. I believe that it would help other PhD students cope with their problems. This is the book that I wish someone had written before I started my PhD. It would have made my life so much easier.
Advice to a Troubled PhD Student is about the way I experienced my PhD. It tells my personal story. If that can be useful to you then you will gain from it. If not, you will have to work out your own strategies for coping with the PhD.
However, if you are looking for a step-by-step how-to-do-it book, this one isn’t for you. It doesn’t give detailed instructions on what to do when things go bad, it just offers ideas, based on my own experience, that might help you.