J.D. Rothman never considered herself a helicopter mom; she says she was the one most likely to forget to pick up the carpool. But when her oldest son began the search for a college home, she couldn’t believe how crazy the whole thing had become since she went through it in the olden days, and she became, well, neurotic. She channelled that neurosis, along with a robust sense of humor and the ability to write (honed by years as a children’s television writer) into first the Neurotic Parent blog and now a new book, The Neurotic Parent’s Guide to College Admissions, published by Pasadena’s own hometown press, Prospect Park.
J.D. will be reading from her bitingly funny new book, as well as administering a satirical Neurotic Parent SAT, at a publication party at Vroman’s Bookstore this Saturday afternoon. Coming not long thereafter is an appearance alongside Helen of Pasadena author Lian Dolan at LitFest Pasadena. Guaranteed comic relief for overstressed parents, grandparents, and teenagers, not to mention college counselors, admissions reps, and tutors. Expect stress-reducing refreshments, lively interaction, lots of laughs, and plenty of #2 pencils.
Launch Party & Reading
Saturday, March 10, 4 p.m.
Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
LitFest Pasadena: Signing with Lian Dolan
Saturday, March 17, 1 p.m.
Prospect Park Media booth, LitFest, Central Park, Pasadena