Blending self-help with humor, Nancy’s writing style informs but also conveys the power of laughter in learning. A former full-time professor, she knows how to make a point and keep the reader engaged. Read more about her books and essays below.
College Bound And Gagged
How to Help Your Kid Get into a Great College without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind
Is your parental anxiety climbing as your child gets closer to college? Are you sweating the SAT more than your kid? Do you fear a teen’s college selections might be based on a great cheese steak and cute campus tour guide? Let’s face it, parenting and college admission is a hot topic right now. It’s important to keep your priorities straight, get some solid, ethical advice, and find a few laughs.
College Bound and Gagged is the straight-talking survival guide for anyone who needs to rein in their high school student or the crazy process. Whether it’s time to buckle down or calm down, this book will give you the tips, insight, and humor you need to nurture student success, preserve family resources, and maximize relationships.
You can catch a glimpse of College Bound and Gagged in the feature film Admission starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.
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Secrets of a Bar Mitzvah Mom
Mix religion, personal preferences, countless guests, and raging hormones and you have the makings for chaos. Secrets of a Bar Mitzvah Mom is a humorous review and self-help resource for Jewish and non-Jewish family and friends. From religious school carpools to the just-in-the-nick-of-time home renovation, this book takes you down the winding road of the bar mitzvah parent and provides tips and tactics for strategizing, organizing, and streamlining your overloaded life.
Written in 2005, this short take on a special religious milestone continues to ring true and serve as a reminder of the details and discoveries that surprise, shock, and delight us. Technology has changed since 2005, but those family dynamics and adolescent attitudes are here to stay.