(The reason is, of course, "For the same reason I gave you those Barbie dolls, sweetheart!")
...The book that Newsweek has just featured? The Newsweek whose staff can't remember the last time they were proud of themselves?
Yes, it's like sparkly pink spiders are crawling over your skin. Please admire the magical glitter that surrounds New-Improved-Mommy so that she reminds us of Barbie or Tinkerbell or Cinderella. Nice, huh?
And if we skip directly to the book's "publisher," Big Tent Books ("Beautifully Illustrated Books for Children of All Ages"), there are indeed many other targets as wide as a barn. I'm going to leave the commentary on this one to you guys:
But this highlights a truth: plastic surgery and self-publishing are related fairy tales.
The moral of both these stories, boys and girls, is that the heroine of the story (or the hero) is always special. And she's special because other people tell her she is. Even if she has to pay them to tell her that.