The Super Fun Kids' Graphic Novel Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Original Essays | September 21, 2015

    Annie Jacobsen: IMG Mirrors on the Moon: A Reporter's Story about Sources and Secrets in the Modern World

    As a national security reporter, I write about war, weapons, security, and secrets. The question most commonly asked of me is, "How do you get... Continue »
    1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

Qualifying orders ship free.
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Hawthorne Humor- General
11 Local Warehouse Humor- Family
13 Remote Warehouse Humor- Family

When Parents Text: So Much Said...So Little Understood


When Parents Text: So Much Said...So Little Understood Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A collection of insanely funny texts between parents and kids, When Parents Text is a surprisingly affecting window into the complicated time when parents arent ready to let go, and kids arent 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.

Theres 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 Lymans 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, 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. Its the perfect gift for every text-savvy kid to give to his or her parents.

About the Author

Lauren Kaelin and Sophia

Product Details

Kaelin, Lauren
Workman Publishing
Fraioli, Sophia
General Humor
Humor : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
7 x 5 x 0.69 in 0.69 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Alexander Mcqueen Savage Beauty Used Hardcover $19.95
  2. Goodnight Ipad: A Parody for the...
    Used Hardcover $7.50
  3. Stories for Nighttime and Some for... Used Trade Paper $7.50
  4. The Scoundrel and the Optimist Used Trade Paper $1.98
  5. Survivor
    Used Trade Paper $7.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Family
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Children's » Sale Books
Featured Titles » General
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Gift Books
Reference » Sale Books
Reference » Science Reference » Technology

When Parents Text: So Much Said...So Little Understood New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.95 In Stock
Product details 256 pages Workman Publishing - English 9780761166047 Reviews:
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at