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Endearing and Clever Texts? You bet.
on August 23, 2011
I've been a fan of this website for a long time, and admittedly just was into it for the hilarious texts. When I saw that a book was coming out, I didn't know what I could find in the book that wasn't on the website...man, was I surprised!
First there are mostly new texts, which had me laughing out loud with friends for a few minutes. However, what really got me was the way they organized the book. They've made something called the "Seven Phases of Textual Maturity" which, while not only clever, are actually also really true.
They have some clever analogies about how the cell phone has essentially made the kids the teachers of the parents, and that they've watched them grow up like children and eventually be self-sustaining "mature texters." Seriously, I can't recommend this book enough for everyone. Parents included! I've picked up a few more copies for gifts, and I think that everyone I'm going to give it to will love it.
I will warn you though, some of these are not for the feint of heart: there are extremely explicit texts in this book, but I, for one, was not offended. It shows the true and gritty texts and sides of parents that some people don't expect. Originally I thought they were there for shock value, because I had never gotten anything like that form my parents, but since talking with my friends and sharing these texts with them, they have told me some ridonculous stories of explicit texts from their own parents..so apparently it really happens!