Lots of good advice here, from applying to the right schools, to understanding school culture. Dr. Babb has the experience and she shares her wisdom in the pages of this book. Most of all, though, its her authenticity that shines as she talks about how to manage life, work, family, and school. She's been there, done that, and we're all the better for it as she provides us the guidance about going back to school as an adult student. As one who has just completed her PhD, Dr. Babb's book was invaluable.