True North by Jill Ker Conway
Jill Ker Conway is best known for her first memoir, a wonderful book called The Road from Coorain, in which she describes her remarkable childhood in the Australian outback. But I like True North even better. It picks up the story when she arrives at Harvard for graduate school and carries her through the years of her academic career until she is named president of Smith College. Her description of the academic life is absolutely enticing.