Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hate your daughter? Buy her this book!

I was reading blogs this morning and I came across a post by Andie at Inspiration Strikes in the Kneecaps about a book on Amazon called Maggie Goes on a Diet.  I thought it was a joke.  It isn't.  It's a book aimed at 4 to 8 year olds about a 14 year old obese girl who wants to fit into a pretty pink dress so she goes on a diet and through hard work and determination she loses all her DISGUSTING FAT and fits into the dress and becomes a soccer star.  I had to look it up.  Here's the cover:

I thought maybe it was written by a person named Maggie who is telling her own story of weight loss when she was a kid and how she thinks it changed her life for the better.  But it was written by a guy named Paul Kramer.  Here are some other potential titles for Mr. Kramer:

Maggie Gives Up Her Virginity to the First Guy Who Gives Her Attention
Maggie Thinks Sexual Harassment Is Flattering
Maggie Hates Her Flat Chest
Maggie Goes to the Plastic Surgeon
Maggie Loves Her Job at Hooters!
Maggie Pays for College (by being a stripper)
Maggie Auditions for The Bachelor
Maggie Makes a Sex Tape with a Famous Basketball/Football/Movie Star
Maggie Gets Her Own Reality Show
Maggie Turns 40, Overdoses, Dies Pretty


  1. I thought it was a joke too, when I saw it.. like those 'failed children's books' emails that you see going around.

  2. I was an obese child and an obese adult. I can't begin to say how emotionally devastating it is to feel like the only acceptable way to be is pin thin. I have watched my son struggle with the same issues while my daughter eats anything she wants and is never physically active and maintains a petite 103 pounds. This book scares the hell out of me especially given that it seems to be directed at an even younger group of kids. So very sad.

  3. Dana McKibbage WaldbilligAugust 23, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Road trip to Paul Kramer's house!! I'll bring the paper bags, matches, and doggie doodoo...

  4. WOW~ I am with Dana! Road trip... what a jerk!

  5. As if being overweight isn't ENOUGH of a stigma in our culture. We are starting the fat hate earlier and earlier. I don't understand it, yes, we should be healthy, but the truth of it is, most of us are bigger than the size 2 we are told is ideal. This makes me sick.


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