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Finally! A Book That Explains Liposuction to Kids


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Women of the Upper East Side are breathing a collective sigh of relief at the news that a plastic surgeon has written a book for the children of cosmetic-surgery patients. My Beautiful Mommy explains why mommy goes to the doctor one day and comes back looking like an entirely different person. The New York Sun reports:

The story focuses on a teddy bear-clutching little girl whose mother is about to go in for a nose job and a tummy tuck. In the book, the mother tells her child: “You see, as I got older, my body stretched and I couldn’t fit into my clothes anymore. Dr. Michael is going to fix that and make me feel better.”

Could this be the inception of an untapped genre of literature? Since it was mocked on the Today show this morning, probably! Perhaps soon we’ll be seeing a boom in children’s books designed to help wealthy kids cope with the pressures of privilege. Other suggested reading could include Heather Has Three Nannies, Daddy Has Two Indictments for Stock Fraud, or its sequel, Daddy Has to Go Away Now But He’ll Be Back in 8 to 12 Years.

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Finally! A Book That Explains Liposuction to Kids