Writing Your Dissertation in fifteen Minutes a Day by Joan Bolker, EdD. I would like to recommend this as a really great book about writing a thesis or dissertation. It's written by writing coach who helps students at Harvard and other schools. It's a book aimed at helping people avoid getting stuck in the ABD phase and has some really great tips for getting done with a dissertation or a thesis. There is a wealth of good tips to keep you from becoming discouraged or stalled. I bought it just because of the title; I could not believe anyone could write a dissertation by only spending fifteen minutes a day. In reading the book, I found that the author was not saying that at all. She states that you must write a minimum of fifteen minutes a day, almost every day, even if you think what you write is garbage. She says that when you read your work later, you may be surprised. She further states that you can't finish by only writing fifteen minutes, you must write much more than that, but the fifteen minute rule is supposed to be effective at keeping you going. So the title is a little misleading but the book is great. I could go on and on, but there is too much good stuff to post here. Suffice to say that this book is highly recommended.