Admissions rates of 6 percent; students applying to 32 different colleges; 16-year-olds beefing up their resumes fatter than those of Fortune 500 CEOs.
These are things J.D. Rothman sees on a regular basis.
That's why she wrote the tongue-in-cheek book, The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions: Strategies for Helicoptering, Hot-housing and Micromanaging.
Rothman will appear at to talk with parents about the gray-hair-raising, anxiety-producing time that is trying to get your child through applying to colleges, and how to get through it with at least a small amount of sanity intact, on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
"Author J.D. Rothman is here to shine a light on the insanity with laugh-at-loud wit and incisive, anthropological observations," say the staff of Kepler's.
In between "hilarious bits of advice and cultural insights" from her book, Rothman is known to weave in bits and pieces from her renowned "Neurotic Parent's" blog in her personal appearances as well.
"[Her blog posts] detail the anxiety-ridden quest for college homes for her children," the staff of Kepler's adds.
Rothman is also an award-winning television writer, children's media producer and lyricist.
Kepler's members get free admission to in-store appearances. All others can get admission for two guests with the purchase of either one copy of Rothman's book, or a $10 Kepler's gift card.
Kepler's Books is located at 1010 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. For more information, visit http://www.keplers.com/event/parenting-jd-rothman.