Nancy Berk tackles life's crazy milestones with award-winning humor and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Author, speaker, columnist, and stand-up comic, this mom analyzes life so you don't have to.

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College Bound and Gagged
How to Help Your Kid Get into a Great College without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind.

Sweating the SAT more than your kid? Got the guidance office on speed dial? Suspect a college choice was based on a great cheese steak and a hot tour guide? Before you swap your IRA for their B.A., itʼs time for Dr. Nancy Berk. Sheʼs got the low-down on how to survive the college process without losing your mind, your bank account, or your sense of humor.

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College Bound and Gagged Gets a Tina Fey Moment

Posted on Thursday, February, 21st, 2013 at 10:42 am by Dr. Nancy Berk   (No comments)
Photo courtesy of David Lee / Focus Features

Photo courtesy of David Lee / Focus Features

Nearly a year ago, I signed a release for my book College Bound and Gagged to appear in a feature film starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. While thrilled, I prepared myself that this walk on carry on role would end up on the cutting room floor. When Focus Features’ execs invited me to the screening of Admission a few weeks ago, I was excited to finally learn if “we had been accepted”. Read more about it and my neurotic pre-screening cognitions on

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