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I'm JD Rothman. I'm a television writer and producer and lyricist. I sorted crazy blog when my older son was on a college tour with me. The blog was anonymous because I was paranoid that if I use my real name, he would not get into college. Eventually, I was contacted by a publisher who was also a neurotic parent and asked me to turn the blog into the book and forced me to sort of come out of the closet and reveal who I was. The book that I wrote The Neurotic Parent’s Guide to College Admissions deals with the insanity that the college admissions process has become in this country. But it’s not like everywhere. You can move to Australia. I have two boys, 18 and 21. The older is a junior in college and the younger one is graduating high school and going to college and they're both going to be together overlapping for a year at Duke. My husband is in the LA Philharmonic so I get to travel with the bands. The music is one of my hobbies. Traveling is my passion. I'm not a neurotic traveler though I am a neurotic parent.
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JD Rothman

Author, Blogger & College Pundit

JD Rothman, the author of the L.A. Times bestseller The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions, started her popular satirical blog while on an eight-state college tour with her older son. She frequently appears on panels with admission officers, and blogs about the insanity of the college process for the Huffington Post. A former instructor of remedial freshman composition, Rothman's day job is as an Emmy-winning children's television writer, producer and lyricist, but she also has a famous blog satirizing the college admissions process, In 2012 the blog morphed into the LA Times Bestseller, "The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions." She grew up in Brooklyn, and resided in several Latin American countries before settling in Santa Monica, where she and her husband live in their emptying nest. She prepared for none of her careers in college.

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