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My Beautiful Mommy



My Beautiful Mommy by Michael Salzhauer, M.D.

Dr. Michael Salzhauer, a renowned plastic surgeon, wrote My Beautiful Mommy to help patients explain their transformation to their children. The story guides children through Mommy's surgery and healing process in a friendly, nonthreatening way.


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catsparx
Apr. 18th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, I saw that on Boing Boing yesterday and went EW!
benpeek
Apr. 18th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
classy, innit?

still, i suppose it might be a addressing a real issue. imagine how you'd feel if your mum came back all altered.
catsparx
Apr. 18th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
plastic surgery has become an everyday part of rich peoples lives. So I hear.
benpeek
Apr. 18th, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)
being middle class just doesn't cut it for some things, it seems.
catsparx
Apr. 18th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
yeah
nick_kaufmann
Apr. 18th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
Or all hot!
barthanderson
Apr. 18th, 2008 12:39 am (UTC)
does my beautiful mommy have prosthetic vampire fangs?
benpeek
Apr. 18th, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)
only if you're a lucky boy.
kaolinfire
Apr. 18th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)
...

wow.
benpeek
Apr. 18th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
classy, hey?
pgtremblay
Apr. 18th, 2008 01:20 am (UTC)
So funny...but in a I-want-to-bash-my-head-on-the-montior-until-everything-goes-away kinda way.
benpeek
Apr. 18th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
"daddy, my is mummy different?"

"cause mummy thought she was ugly."
squirrel_monkey
Apr. 18th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
"Cause we all worked really hard to convince mommy she was ugly", you mean.
benpeek
Apr. 18th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)
i thought that was implied :)
fearofemeralds
Apr. 18th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
beg pardon, must vomit now
benpeek
Apr. 18th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
bucket in corner.
angriest
Apr. 18th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
I think there's a huge opening for this kind of "tell the kids the awkward truth" book:

"Why is my Daddy Now My Mummy?"
"My Daddy Lives in Prison"

And so on.
deborahlive
Apr. 18th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
The Awkward Truth Series...coming soon from Wheatland Press.

Only I might have Ben write them to, you know, double the trauma, double the fun.

:)



angriest
Apr. 18th, 2008 01:50 am (UTC)
Bags writing "Why Does Daddy's Garage Smell Funny?"
benpeek
Apr. 18th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)
i want to write 'The Reason Mummy Drinks So' ;)
kathrynlinge
Apr. 18th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
'Mummy Drinks Because of You'

There coudl be a whole 'Becasue of You' series!!! :-)
squirrel_monkey
Apr. 18th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
I found these in an old entry. I'll be happy to contribute 7, 10, 11 and 28.

(Pilfered from somewhere, I forgot exact location)
LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS THAT NEVER MADE IT
1. You Are Different and That's Bad
2. The Boy Who Died From Eating All His Vegetables
3. Dad's New Wife Robert
4. Fun four-letter Words to Know and Share
5. Hammers, Screwdrivers and Scissors: An I-Can-Do-It Book
6. The Kids' Guide to Hitchhiking
7. Kathy Was So Bad Her Mom Stopped Loving Her
8. Curious George and the High-Voltage Fence
9. All Cats Go to Hell
10. The Little Sissy Who Snitched
11. Some Kittens Can Fly
12. That's it, I'm Putting You Up for Adoption
13. Grandpa Gets a Casket
14. The Magic World Inside the Abandoned Refrigerator
15. Garfield Gets Feline Leukemia
16. The Pop-Up Book of Human Anatomy
17. Strangers Have the Best Candy
18. Whining, Kicking and Crying to Get Your Way
19. You Were an Accident
20. Things Rich Kids Have, But You Never Will
21. Pop! Goes The Hamster...And Other Great Microwave Games
22. The Man in the Moon Is Actually Satan
23. Your Nightmares Are Real
24. Where Would You Like to Be Buried?
25. Eggs, Toilet Paper, and Your School
26. Why Can't Mr. Fork and Ms. Electrical Outlet Be friends?
27. Places Where Mommy and Daddy Hide Neat Things
28. Daddy Drinks Because You Cry

deborahlive
Apr. 18th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)
You've all been sent by Satan to tempt me away from the path of Goodness, haven't you?

;)

benpeek
Apr. 18th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
'The Bad Touch Handbook'
squirrel_monkey
Apr. 18th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
"... and it's your fault"
benpeek
Apr. 18th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
the sequel just writes itself!
squirrel_monkey
Apr. 18th, 2008 02:05 am (UTC)
From the Moon!
rosefox
Apr. 18th, 2008 06:14 am (UTC)
Thank you, Newsweek, for singling out this particular piece of vanity press ISBN-less crap as though there weren't huge steaming piles of similar books out there. Not that most people know about them, because you can't buy them except from the author and the vanity press.
benpeek
Apr. 18th, 2008 06:58 am (UTC)
aw, you know you wanna review it ;)
rosefox
Apr. 18th, 2008 07:06 am (UTC)
See also: monkeys, my butt, likelihood of emergence therefrom.
ex_hestia
Apr. 18th, 2008 11:39 am (UTC)
Yeah like that would work. My kid hates it when I put on lipstick. I'd hate to think what coming home with silicon lips or a nose job would do to him.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 22nd, 2008 11:09 am (UTC)
I found it quite funny and at the same time sad.

I'm sick of seeing people who want to look pefect I wish they could come up with surgery on brain and make people a bit wiser.

zohreh
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