Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ah, the Wonders of Self Publishing

First we have My New Mommy, explaining to kids why mom needs a tummy tuck (helpfully written by a plastic surgeon), and now this.

Even if the topic weren't laugh-out-loud funny, the preachy prose would be. I won't pick on the illustrations, as they do at least seem to be, er, inspired by the subject matter.

Thanks to Word Wrangler for turning me onto it (the book, that is).

(BTW, I do not think self publishing is bad in and of itself. There are some excellent reasons to self-publish, and there are many quality self-pub'd books out there. But that's a post for another time.)

6 comments:

Kimberly Lynn said...

Hhmmm . . .

I'm just totally speechless.

LindaBudz said...

Yeah. I'm not speechless ... more like I don't know where to start. It's just so wrong, so bad, on so many levels.

Kimberly Lynn said...

Definitely.

Katia said...

This is so interesting. I believe that our generations have lost all confidence in their own judgment and ability - or desire to take the time - to explain certain things to our children and so many people tend to turn to books to provide the answers they'd rather not give, and that's a direct result of such tendency. Only, tricky, difficult subjects end up being broached in the most inappropriate ways - the book from the surgeon is something else, too. I mean, really...

WordWrangler said...

Hey gal! I just joined jacketflap blogs and saw your post. I'm bookmarking you now...

As for that, um, book. Still not sure what in the world they were thinking.
:)

Hugs,
donna

LindaBudz said...

Katia, "inappropriate." That's the word I was looking for!

Donna, glad you found me!