Marjorie Barton Savage

YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN (BUT I’M HERE IF YOU NEED ME): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years (Touchstone)

Cover-Savage-revAs the director of the University of Minnesota Parent Program, Marjorie Savage is the go-to resource for the parents of 29,000 undergraduates. Her book, YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN (BUT I’M HERE IF YOU NEED ME), guides parents through the transition the entire family faces when a student leaves home for college.

Marjorie has conducted national research on college-parent relations and has contributed articles to newspapers, magazines, websites, and higher education publications, including U.S. News & World Report‘s Professor’s Guide column, USA Today, and College & University Journal. She has been interviewed by the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, and Good Morning America and is a frequent speaker at high schools, colleges, and professional conferences nationally and internationally.


“Parents with children in college or headed to college will appreciate Savage’s support and advice.” —Booklist

“For nervous parents, this should be a reassuring and helpful book.” —Publishers Weekly

Author photo-Savage"Urgently needed information and cogent advice from a wealth of research, experience, and observation.” --Marvalene Hughes, president, Dillard University