Thursday, June 18, 2015

Review: When Parents Text (So Much Said ... So Little Understood), by Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli

Title: When Parents Text (So Much Said ... So Little Understood)
Authors: Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli
Format: ebook
Source: NetGalley

From Goodreads: "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.
Launched as a website just last year, is a phenomenon. It receives 300,000 to 500,000 page views a day, with features in The Huffington PostEntertainment WeeklyCollege 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."

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 I can say to describe the book since the description above and the title alone pretty much let you know what it is about, but I can tell you that I had some real LOL moments while reading it! I especially loved when fathers text or when grandparents are just learning how to text. I can happily say that my own mother still doesn't own a cell phone so I haven't had the pleasure of getting any publish worthy texts from her, but I do  intend to use some of the ones from the book to totally embarrass my own kids, since, as I tell them, that is my life's goal! 

I highly recommend this book if you need a little chuckle or if you are exasperated with your own parents' attempts to text you - you will definitely not feel alone after reading this book! In fact, I'm going to make stopping over at the website (which is still going strong) a must with my morning coffee to start my day off right :D 

I'm giving this book a very happy 5 stars :D

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