J.D. Rothman, a former instructor of remedial freshman composition, is an Emmy-winning television writer, children’s media producer, and lyricist. In 2008, she anonymously started theneuroticparent.com
while on an eight-state college tour with her older son. The blog became a favorite of exhausted admissions officers and sanity-seeking parents across the country, and was previously excerpted in the anthology I’m Going to College -- Not You!
(St. Martin’s Press). In 2012 the blog morphed into the LA Times Bestseller, "The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions
." Rothman lives in Santa Monica with her husband and their schnoodle, waiting for infrequent texts from their two sons.