When Parents Text: So Much Said...So Little Understood
  • When Parents Text: So Much Said...So Little Understood
  • When Parents Text: So Much Said...So Little Understood
ISBN: 0761166041
EAN13: 9780761166047
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 1, 2011
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 0.79" H x 6.93" L x 4.96" W
Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

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.

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   A parent who is still laughing
I don't believe it. I will burst out laughing so hard tears will roll, and people look at me strangely, and that makes me laugh harder. I can't explain to them that I remembered something from When Parents Text and it caused me to vomit all over again. This little book beats all for the rate at which it was released. It isn't the Great American Novel, but it is a true side split. A cute idea.
You should buy it now if you haven't read it yet. Visit the website! I'm confused if you don't find this book to be one of the funniest books you' ve ever read. I can't remember how long it took me to read this book, but I can remember laughing out loud many times. It's hilarious and fun. I'm telling my friends that they have to read it, and I'm showing them why. Great book!
   Amusing, not LOL funny
The background information for this book is well written and presented, explaining that it was written with love by two recent college graduates who had found it difficult to communicate with their parents and grandparents via text messaging. This isn't a story. Some of the 2- way texts are funny, some are bizarre, and some are just bizarre. I'm sure the authors' families and friends find it funnier than I did. The context would add to the enjoyment of the book.
   LOL x 3.0
My 13 year old son and I were browsing at a book store when we came across this book and started sharing pages with each other, laughing at the messages I bought each of us a copy after it was on Amazon for a great discount. The sound of laughter came from both of us over the course of several hours. The priceless nature of shared laughter is hard to beat, and there are many funny messages in here. There will be a lot of laughs to be had.
   Funny to Read (Maybe not to Read Aloud)
I get friends books like this every year for the holidays and this one is really funny. Texts You Sent Last Night is similar to the Curse You Autocorrect one, but it's funnier because of how out of their element parents and grandparents are when they send texts. A lot of dads fart. Some parts of the book are mature, so it might not be a good gift for a teenage child or a friend.
   A lot of laughs for a low price.
If you' re looking for a light read with a lot of laughs, you' re in luck. It's possible that it's the sender of the texts, or the receiver. While many of the texts were not necessarily funny, I related to many of them and found myself sitting alone in a dim room at the eye doctor's giggling uncontrollably. It was convenient to spend 45 minutes waiting. This is a book that you will find yourself reading out loud to people.