Child Brides of the Ozarks and Beyond, by Michael H. Price

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  1. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    Has there ever been a movie that "Dares to deal with this subject" that wasn't made with the desire to make money? Unless you're talking about documentaries (and quite often not even them), topical films are made with at least a modicum of exploitation in mind. And most of the time, the films ABOUT hot button topics are take more as fact than the true facts and points of the issue in question.The Day After Tomorrow leaps to mind.As for My Beautiful Mommy, the guy's a marketing genius. He turned what was basically an info-pamphlet into a national controversy with only a few talk show appearances. And I'm sure his book sales skyrocketed, not to mention his appointments. I'm sure he's another person thanking the maker for slow news days and all-day news channels desperate for filler.The idea of doing a book for kids of people who are getting operations, period is a neat idea, let along plastic surgery. He just made it such a fairy tale that people are outraged (which I'm rapidly coming to believe is the normal state of matter for the human race). From what I understand, he does deal with the recovery period as well, with Mommy laid up in bed, sqollen and bandage-swaddled, unable to help about the house. I just don't believe that part takes more than a page or two.

  2. mike weber says:

    "Child Bride" is the move equivalent of those "Midwood" paperbacks from the Fifties/early Sixties not-particularly hardcore porn (the average romance novel these days is likely to have moregraphically-portrayed sex scenes) that always had a two or three-page essay in the front by some shrink or professor, who explained how the book had some sort of socially-redeeming qualities, and so wasn't *really* porn…