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The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions: Strategies for Helicoptering, Hot-housing & Micromanaging Paperback – February 15, 2012
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-- Madeleine Brand, KPCC/NPR
Witty insight into the admissions process....Smartly satirical, providing hilarious solutions to real problems....Filled with various charts and diagrams that will get your children into Harvard (after deferment, of course). Altogether..a smart, wry look at the process.
--St. Louis Magazine
"Made us laugh out loud... Rothman is an acute observer of the road to the fat envelope."
-- Admission Now
"Playful... quirky... belly-busting... full of funny statistics and oddities."
-- National Association of College Admissions Counselors
"If you need a good laugh at how crazy the college admissions process has become, this is a book for you. Rothman, a television comedy writer, subtly weaves good advice about encouraging students to strike a healthy balance, find their passion and communicate that to colleges." -- Charlotte Observer
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My review is simple. "The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions" should be required reading for every parent out there who has any dreams of their children attending college, even if you've already been thru it before! I only wish I'd had this little gem on my nightstand long ago for constant referral. In reading this book, I've laughed, I've cried and I've realized that I've failed my children miserably on just about every level!
Incredibly funny and chalk full of sarcasm, wit and a wealth of worthy information, The Neurotic Parent's Guide shares what every parent should know about the college search AND their role in their children's lives. It takes to task the ridiculousness of the college admissions process and offers us a good laugh at some of what may never change, but has no rhyme or reason that allows mere mortals to understand. I LOVE this book.. and am incredibly jealous of its sure fire success.
*For those who believe that college admissions is no joking matter, I understand. And is why it's even more important for you to read this book! Seriously. Go. Buy. Now!
Not just for neurotic parents, this is a great read for the college bound student as well.
I'm biased because I'm the publisher-- but the reason I'm the publisher is that I've been through this twice with my own kids, and I found Rothman so hilarious that I HAD to publish her book!
Retired I.T. Executive/ Author
Who knew you could make such great (and yet weirdly respectful) fun of getting into college in it's daunting current form? I bow down to Mr/Ms. Rothman's wit and wisdom.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found no useful information in this book, only smart alec comments throughout. It was a waste of my time and money.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Useless author tries to be funny and its like he wrote it for his own amusement. You will not get any useful information out of this, unless your goal is to become a stand up... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kingfisher
I didn't realize it was a satire when I bought it. I thought it was going to be useful. What a waste of my time. Perhaps if you want to give it as a joke…Published 12 months ago by AC
If you are a prospective college parent, or know one, this will bring some levity into the college admission process, which is way too overwrought and nerve wracking.Published 20 months ago by Monagal
This book is insanely great! Love the great layout and different sections. This books was really funny because she talks about all the ludicrous things that you think down inside... Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by Sean Metzger
So funny (and too true). My sister and I both have college and college-bound kids and were joking about writing a book from the perspective of an exasperated parent. Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by Greg Finnegan
Everything you never thought you needed to know about getting your child into college is covered in a light, funny, and often bizzarre style. Read morePublished on August 27, 2012 by DavidsWeb
At first I was entertained by the wit and comic anecdotes. But the more I read, the more perceptive and useful insights to the college process I found. Read morePublished on May 18, 2012 by PaulCapeCod
Loved this book. Helps put things into perspective. In this age of packaging, prepping and stressing over your child's college admission, this book is the perfect anti dote for... Read morePublished on April 16, 2012 by Sangeeta Elhence