When Parents Text: So Much Said...So Little Understood
|Grouped Work ID||b4466e80-8f92-91c3-ef33-4db1eeada539|
|Full title||when parents text so much said so little understood|
|Last Update||2018-05-22 01:16:43AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-05-22 03:11:36AM|
|available_at_gcld||Online OverDrive Collection|
|detailed_location_gcld||Online OverDrive Collection|
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, 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.
|item_details||overdrive:209fa78f-2c8e-4d6d-bb8c-9aa9ce3fc998|7|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online|||||
|owning_library_gcld||Grand County Library Dist Online|
|owning_location_gcld||Online OverDrive Collection|
|record_details||overdrive:209fa78f-2c8e-4d6d-bb8c-9aa9ce3fc998|eBook|eBook||English|Workman Publishing Company|2011||
|scoping_details_gcld||overdrive:209fa78f-2c8e-4d6d-bb8c-9aa9ce3fc998|7|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|true|||||
|title_display||When Parents Text|
|title_full||When Parents Text So Much Said...So Little Understood|
|title_short||When Parents Text|
|title_sub||So Much Said...So Little Understood|
|topic_facet||Humor (Nonfiction), Nonfiction|