Speaker photo Judy Rofe crop JD Rothman

JD Rothman (aka Judy Rothman Rofé), 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 www.theneuroticpparent.com, an anonymous satirical blog about the insanity of the college admissions process. The blog was excerpted in the anthology I’m Going to College, Not You (St. Martins Press, 2010), and then morphed into the Los Angeles Times bestseller, The Neurotic Parent’s Guide to College Admissions (Prospect Park Books, 2012), which has been optioned by some Big Hollywood Producers.

Rothman now travels the country speaking to angst-ridden parents when she can sneak away from her writing/producing gigs at Amazon and Netflix. She grew up in Brooklyn and resided in several Latin American countries before settling in Santa Monica. There, she and her husband live in their empty nest with their schnoodle, waiting for infrequent texts from their two sons.


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