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My Beautiful Mommy Hardcover – May 1, 2008
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My only problem with this book, and the reason why it did not receive more stars, is the way in which the pre-surgery mommy is so attractively illustrated. Why not give "cocoon mommy" a few more folds and sags to represent the sorry tramps who will be reading this book to their children before emerging from their surgery chrysalis? Your kids don't know you're ugly yet, so shouldn't we be teaching them the difference?
My suggestion for parents having plastic surgery: Tell your children the procedure. Tell them that you will look like a mummy for a few days. AND, tell them that it is your personal choice to go through with the surgery, that you are unhappy with your body, that you don't like how you look. Use this as an example: learn to love yourself, it will make life easier.
Now, if you will excuse me, Rod Serling and I have to organize a book burning.
Then, I grasped THEY MEANT IT!
Why didn't they name it "Why Can't I Recognize My Mother Anymore?", or "Understanding Silicone For The Preteen Set"?
MOTHERS---THINK WHAT A TERRIBLE SET OF IDEAS THIS GIVES YOUR DAUGHTERS!
In Dr. Salzhauer's world, it is OK to teach young girls that the only path to self-esteem is to have potentially life-threatening surgery to make their bosoms larger, & thus please a man.
I say--no, it isn't.
Our Country, Land of the Free, home of the Superficial.
A recent media commentator wrote:
"The picture book explains all about mom's new boobs, resculptured nose and liposuctioned tush. What's the lesson here? I can just hear the child saying, "I can't wait until I can pay to have someone make me pretty!"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I saw this and thought it was a parody of a children's book, but it is for real. Anyone getting plastic surgery will have to explain to his/her children. This book might help. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ZWXXYZ
SUCH AN IGNORANT AND HORRIBLE BOOK YOU MADE TO SHOW CHILDREN PLASTIC IS REAL BEAUTY AND THAT IF PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY WITH HOW THHEY LOOK THEY ARE TO CHANGE IT!! YOUR A DISGRACE!!!Published 13 months ago by Kelsey Lintner
I could understand a book that is written to help a child deal with the anxiety and fear of a parent's surgery if the surgery is needed (like heart surgery, mastectomy or other... Read morePublished on August 13, 2014 by M
I wish some people really knew the doctor. He is very caring, giving, understanding...just amazing! He helps change lives everyday with his art. Read morePublished on September 29, 2013 by misspamama
Is no stars an option?
I have longed for tummy tuck but am very concerned about the message it may give my 6 year old daughter. Read more
Michael Alexander Salzhauer, My Beautiful Mommy (Big Tent Books, 2008)
It seems that every couple of months there's another hugely controversial children's book coming... Read more
I think you are all very wrong. I got this book for my kids, to help them understand my surgery. I had to have it after I lost a huge amount of weight due to lap band. Read morePublished on October 6, 2009 by Mary Fulks