Wednesday, December 07, 2011

College Bound And Gagged

My dear friend, Nancy Berk, a PhD and comedian, wrote this very funny book to help all you people who, instead of actively looking for colleges for your kids, are sitting in a corner sucking on your gin-soaked thumbs. Bravo. Your daughter is going to Mom's Couch College and your son will be accepted at Living In My Parent's Garage University.

I'm hosting a giveaway of this must-have book for parents of aging teenagers.

Sidebar: I would give away my jewelry collection to be called an aging teenager JUST ONE MORE TIME. Thanks, God.

So leave me a comment and you'll be eligible to receive this book for FREE. If you're not a winner, you can go to the link above and buy it off Amazon. But Free is better. At least that's what people tell me.

One of the best tips in the book is "Your child is going to college, not you, so don't make choices for them that are secretly your own."

Nancy also includes money saving tips and great chapter titles like You're Grounded. One of my favorite quotes from the book:

I've never understood why the cotton gin always gets tagged "best invention" and the dining room table is never nominated.

Anyone can leave a comment, tell all your friends!! and I'll pick a winner by Monday December 12th. Nancy will send out your book and it will arrive in time for Christmas!!


  1. My son just turned 13. I need this book!

  2. I have one junior in high school, one 8th grader, and one 6th grader. Heaven help me, I NEED this book.

    P.S. Thank you for all your USO work. We were a military family for 20 years...USO is the best!!!

  3. If you want me to answer your comments, PLEASE enable your emails!! It's done in SETTINGS!!

  4. It makes me sad to say that I am a mom that needs this book.

    My first baby: the one I waited my whole life for, is going to be 17 in April.

    Yes, I need this book.

    What a great giveaway.

  5. GREAT giveaway! At least for me. :) My son is a year and a half from college, getting ready to take the SAT's and we've toured 4 colleges so far this year. To say I might be able to use some written words to quiet the screaming in my head might be an understatement!

  6. Thanks Suzy for profiling my book College Bound and Gagged. And thanks to everyone for your kind words. I am with you all in spirit. This journey is EXHAUSTING and there's nothing worse than the organized, self-motivated, non-procrastinating kid who sails through it, because it's usually someone else's kid! Feel free to shoot me any questions you may have about the journey.

  7. "Your child is going to college, not you, so don't make choices for them that are secretly your own."

    Really? How about NOT secret? Because we tell them how much money we're going to spend, right up front. That pretty much narrows their choices, and I'm really okay with that.

  8. I may be a little late for this (#4 is just waiting on acceptance letters), but this sounds like something I'd enjoy.

  9. I think of you as an aging teenager. (will not go any further with that line).
    Don't want the book, all of my kids either went or didn't, too late for me to help/hinder, just wanted to say hi. Hi!

  10. ah, goddamnit! i don't have any stupid kids going away to stupid college, so i can't really ask for the book.

    fuck, i KNEW i should have had that stupid kid.

  11. hey suze, upon rereading my comment i realized that it could be taken the wrong way. i didn't mean the book was stupid. i meant that i want it and that kids are stupid.

    wait, that doesn't sound right either. what i meant was, anything that i want and cannot have is stupid.

    can i just have the book now please???

  12. I could have probably used this 3 years ago when my middle son headed to college. Oh well. One more coming up that graduates high school next year. I read your site daily and you are a funny lady!

  13. crap. She sounds damn funny.

  14. However, I have already screwed everything up, so it's a day late.

  15. My 16 year old son wants to go to culinary school. He is already driving me batty with "college talk". My daughter is 18 and I figure I should have plenty of time to read this book before she is college ready.