Never Finish Grad School - A Personal Zine (zinefest edition)



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  • Materials: paper, ink, xerox, binding, book, perzine

Once upon a time, I attempted to earn a PhD. I didn't quite make it.

This book collects my online journal entries from 2004-2006, while I attended grad school. If you've ever wondered what a PhD program was like, or why your friend is going crazy in grad school, or why everyone in your program seems so much smarter than you, this book is for you.


These are the books I bring with me to zine events - a little more lo-fi and a little cheaper. This edition contains photocopied pages & cover

Item will be shipped in a weather-proof envelope by USPS First Class mail.

You can email me with any questions at awkwardladies [!at]

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5 out of 5 stars

Allie Rae 09 Oct, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

gorgeous risograph zine that hit me right in the mid-2000's livejournal. get yourself one!

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cphoto01 03 Aug, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived really quickly, with a bonus sticker included! Love the zine: a helpful reminder that it's not you, it's grad school :)

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anniturtle 20 Jun, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived quickly and as described - thank you so much. Lovely work, thank you for sharing this part of yourself.

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RayeLani 16 Oct, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Loved reading this! I'm sorry it wasn't the experience you had anticipated, but sounds like it all worked out for the best. :) Thank you for sharing your journey!

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