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J.D. Rothman

J.D. Rothman, a former instructor of remedial freshman composition, is an Emmy-winning children's television writer, producer and lyricist. While on an eight-state college tour with her older son, she started the formerly anonymous blog, which morphed into the LA Times bestseller, The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions in 2012 (Prospect Park Books), and is now being adapted as a feature film by a Big Producer. Rothman grew up in Brooklyn, and resided in several Latin American countries before settling in Santa Monica, where she and her husband, a bassist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic, are relandscaping their nest.

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How to survive the unbearable separation anxiety when the kids leave for college? Many parents, suddenly feeling obsolete and arthritic, move to farms in Oregon, attend yoga retreats in India, become fanatic cyclists, design outdoor living rooms, organize the old shinguard collection or even foster a teen. Here are some other suggestions in all budget …

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