When Parents Text: So Much Said . . . So Little Understood
A collection of insanely funny texts between parents and kids, When Parents Text is a surprisingly affecting window into the complicated time when parents aren't ready to let go, and kids aren't ready to be let go. The parents are well-meaning but hopeless, silly and a little corny, and befuddled by the technology. The kids are bewildered yet patient: the perfect straight man. And the authors, two recent college graduates, Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli, have an unerring editorial instinct to select the funniest, sweetest, quirkiest, most-telling exchanges.
There's the revelatory: Mom: My fingers are saying words. This is amazing.
The virtual scolding:Dad: I will deal with your sassy behavior when I get home. Meanwhile have some fiber.
The autofill-challenged: Mom: dig up some tadpoles on ur way homo. Me: ummm, what? Mom: It autocorrected me. I mean to say dig up some tadpoles on ur way homo. (4 minutes later) Mom: PICK UP SOME TAMPONS ON YOUR WAY HOME.
The manically inappropriate:Mom: Woo Hoo--Ruth died, you know Uncle Lyman's wife, BUT I have your Braves tickets and check on the table!!
And the downright inexplicable:Dad: You could poop your pants in the yankee candle store and no one would know.
Launched as a website just last year, www.whenparentstext.com is a phenomenon. It receives 300,000 to 500,000 page views a day, with features in The Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, College Humor, and more. When Parents Text includes the best of texts from the website, plus more than 50 percent all-new material never before published.
Includes an emoticon glossary and 16-page color insert of MMS texts-- multimedia messaging service, aka, bizarre photos from mom and dad. It's the perfect gift for every text-savvy kid to give to his or her parents.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GlennBell - LibraryThing
The book is kind of stupid in the sense that there is basically little useful information imparted. The humor seen by the two authors is limited. It is a quick read and I learned a little about some cryptic texting methods. Some of it is humorous, but I do not recommend the book. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jwitt33 - LibraryThing
My Opinion: I received a copy of this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. My honest opinion is that I thought this book was very fun and very funny. There's not much ... Read full review
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When Parents Text: So Much Said...So Little Understood
Sophia Fraioli,Lauren Kaelin
Limited preview - 2011