Dr. Nancy Berk is an award-winning humorist who puts life on the couch for a laugh. A stand-up comic armed with a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and the skills of a therapist, professor, and researcher, she’s been described as “Dr. Phil meets Tina Fey”. Her latest book COLLEGE BOUND AND GAGGED: How to Help Your Kid Get into a Great College without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind, tackles the tightrope millions of parents walk during the college process by throwing them a net and some laughs. Author of SECRETS OF A BAR MITZVAH MOM (2005), Nancy’s been spotlighted in The New York Times about over-the-top bar mitzvahs and interviewed by The Wall Street Journal on how to navigate nightmare double dates.
One of the 2010 winners of the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition, Nancy co-hosts Whine At 9, a weekly humor podcast spotlighting topical guests, and she is the voice behind SmartCollegeVisit’s College Mom Minute.
She is a blogger for The Huffington Post, USA Today College, MORE Magazine’s MORE.com, and TravelingMom.com. A frequent contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul, and a columnist for SHADY AVE Magazine and MitzvahMarket.com, Nancy has appeared on television and radio, and on stage with her stand-up comedy. She and her husband Ron have two sons. They reside in Pittsburgh where she roots for the Steelers but still knows nothing about football.