"Forget apples or another coffee mug, Stephanie Jankowski's hilarious, honest and heartwarming SCHOOLED makes the perfect teacher appreciation gift."


"Teachers: if you’ve ever been mistaken for a student, wondered why you’re still doing it, or caught a student acting like a jackass at your expense, this is your book."

— Clint Edwards, author of Silence is a Scary Sound

"Stephanie’s writing is smart, witty, well-informed, brave, and compassionate.” 

— Janelle Hanchett, author of I’m Just Happy to Be Here

“Jankowski has a great way of showing what it’s really like to be a teacher. F’ing hard. But F’ing awesome.”

— New York Times best-selling author Karen Alpert

"Finding humor in the hard parts of the work, Schooled is a beautifully written love-letter to both students and educators. Stephanie Jankowski writes with wit and empathy, sharing the good and bad of life in the classroom in a way few can. This is one of the best books about education I’ve read. I can’t wait to give it to every teacher and administrator I know."


— Julianna Miner, Author of Raising A Screensmart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age, Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Blogger at Rants From Mommyland

"Sometimes, four years of college still cannot teach you everything you need to know before stepping in front of a class of students. Anyone that has ever been a young teacher, a new teacher, a woman, or heck, a human, will appreciate this book. Stephanie Jankowski breathes life into situations many of us have experienced and takes us on her journey through insight and humor. If you want a peak into the world of teaching through the lens of someone who lives the sometimes-ugly truth and remarkable charm of the profession, you owe it to yourself to read this book."

— Tif Mulally, Ph.D. Assistant Professor at Misericordia University

"I've always said mothers have the hardest job, but after reading Schooled by Stephanie Jankowski, I want to change my answer. Through humor, heart, and a hint of inappropriate honesty, Jankowski has written a love letter to her profession and given the rest of us a glimpse of the toughest job in the world." 

— Jen Mann, New York Times Bestselling Author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat

"You know why one of the most common Internet security questions is, 'Who is your favorite teacher?' Because EVERYONE has one and we never, ever forget them. Stephanie’s book doesn’t tell, it SHOWS, through a series of grateful and humble stories, the how and why our favorite teachers become the password that forever connects us to how we became who we are today. Jankowski’s humor and sense of the absurd show that she knows how to hold the good and bad without letting the bad make her bitter. THAT is a gift." 

— Nicole Knepper, M.A., LCPC Clinical Therapist, Gerontologist, and Author

"Stephanie Jankowski gets right at the messy, complicated heart of teaching, a profession that brings the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. I laughed with her, learned with her, and was ultimately moved by the thoughtfulness, humor, and dedication she brings to her daily work as an educator. Whether you need a laugh, a dose of inspiration, or just comfort in the fact that another teacher 'gets it,' SCHOOLED is a wonderful teacher read."

— Hannah Hudson, WeAreTeachers Editorial Director

"Jankowski harnesses humor and humility in this delightfully honest compilation of essays. Long known as the shapers of the future and of our children, Jankowski proves that teachers also possess as much wit as they do wisdom."

— Elly Lonon, author of Amongst the Liberal Elite

Schooled: A Love Letter to the Exhausting, Infuriating, Occasionally Excruciating Yet Somehow Completely Wonderful Profession of Teaching

In this hilariously frank essay collection, high school English instructor and author Stephanie Jankowski throws open the classroom door to reveal the draining, frustrating, hair-pulling, but ultimately rewarding career that is teaching. Anyone in education or who works with kids for a living will laugh and commiserate with Steph’s blunt, no-holds-barred commentary in essays like:

  • When You’re a 22-year-old Teacher and Your Students are 18
  • Why Do I Kind of Hate This Job?
  • The Month of May Can Go Straight to Hell.
  • Baby-Naming Triggers, Classroom PTSD, and Other Predicaments Only Teacher-Parents Will Understand
  • The Time I Said the C-Word at a School Assembly (and Wasn’t Fired!)

Required reading for every educator whose wanted to bang their head against the blackboard, Schooled shouts: “I see you, fellow teacher… and you’re not alone.”

I Just Want to Be Alone

Don't get us wrong, we love the men in our lives – we do (most of the time). It's just that sometimes we would like them to go away. Not forever or anything like that. Just for an hour … or a day … or a weekend. We want some time to ourselves to read a good book or take a walk or do anything other than try to make a dent in the never ending mound of dirty clothes that keeps piling up on the floor on his side of the bed. We just want to be alone. All alone. Is that too much to ask?

I Just Want to Be Alone is a collection of humorous essays from 37 of the most Super Cool Lady Writers you'll find on the web. Including: When Crazy Meets Exhaustion, People I Want to Punch in the Throat, Baby Sideburns, A.K. Turner, My Husband Ate All My Ice Cream, and Bad Parenting Moments.

The Big Book of Parenting Tweets

Twitter isn’t just for breaking news and celebrity stalking — it’s also a goldmine of the funniest comedy online. Jokes? People tell jokes on Twitter? YES, they do. And they are hilarious... but who wants to sift through the hashtags and retweets to get to the good stuff? WE GET IT! Parents don’t have time for all that. That’s why the duo behind the illustrated humor blog Science of Parenthood teamed up with Twitter maven Kate Hall of Hall of Tweets to create The Big Book of Parenting Tweets — a laugh-riot collection of more than three-hundred tweetable moments straight from the parenting trenches from the most hysterical comedians on Twitter, who just happen to be parents.

The Bigger Book of Parenting Tweets

Following the enormous success of their first book, The Big Book of Parenting Tweets, Science of Parenthood and Kate Hall are back with The BIGGER Book of Parenting Tweets, featuring EVEN MORE of the funniest parents on Twitter! Venturing deep into the Twitterverse in search of even more hilarity, those intrepid editors discovered more than FIFTY of the funniest comedians who just happen to be parents. Together with still more of Science of Parenthood’s signature cartoons and special “behind the tweets” stories, Book Two is BIGGER … it’s BOLDER ... and gosh darn it, people LIKE it!