Thing is, a lot of parents find books useful as a starting tool, and some can't speak to their kids for toffee, or don't even think far enough to realise that there's a lot for a kid to deal with in mum having ANY surgery.
I'm not especially arguing for THIS book, but I do find books invaluable for lots of kids....not least because they can go back and back and back to them, which seems very helpful for some.
I'm with Dlowan. Some parents are uninformed. Some parents are inarticulate. Some parents are overly respectful of the communications skills of experts. Consequently, Preparation for Reality Books can be exceedingly useful.
Cosmetic surgery isn't my personal choice, but I think more highly of a woman with a boob job than I do of a woman who cheats on her marriage--or her income tax-- or shoplifts or badmouths her family and neighbors.
I'm sure the plastic surgeon has a comfortable income, but undoubtedly some of his money comes from treating burn patients and damn fools who wouldn't wear seat belts and children born with cleft palates.
The cover of this book makes me wince, but a lot of things in this wicked world give me the heebie-jeebies.