Get ’em when they’re young …

I’ve just been alerted to the most astonishing book for children. It is American.  It’s called ‘My Beautiful Mommy (note Am spelling) and has been written by Michael Alexander Salzhauer. I’m not going to post a link. It just encourages them. It sets out why American Mommies want to, or should, have plastic surgery. I am almost speechless (but, of course, that doesn’t stop the fingers tippy-tapping). One hopes (I am standing on a virtual soapbox here so that you can all see my indignation clearly) that it won’t get many takers over here. What an extraordinary idea. When did the world get so strange?

I channel-hopped into that programme about celebrity plastic surgery disasters last night and sat there mesmerised for nearly ten minutes muttering ‘how?’ and ‘why?’. In the end it was making me nauseous so I hopped off into one of the CSIs. It comes to something when you find CSI less gruesome than whatever else you’ve been watching.

Never, ever try to eat supper in front of CSI. If you’re eating spaghetti they are dealing with intestines. If you’ve got liver for dinner, guess what they’re microwaving on CSI. Even vegetation isn’t safe to eat. Look at those killer microbes all over that lettuce! Aargh.

But seriously – if you should see ‘My Beautiful Mommy’ in a bookshop and think it’ll be reinforcing for you and the littlies – have a good look inside it first.


Published by Judi Moore

Hi there, I hope you find something to interest you here. In December 2017 I published my fourth book – ‘Wonders will never cease’. It’s a satirical campus novel set in the fictional Ariel University in 1985. If you enjoyed Tom Sharpe’s Porterhouse novels, Willy Russell’s ‘Educating Rita’, David Lodge’s campus novels or Malcolm Bradbury’s ‘The History Man’ back in the day, you may enjoy revisiting the ivory towers of 1980s’ academe thirty years on. See what you think. “It is December, 1985. The year is winding gently towards its close until Fergus Girvan, a Classicist at Ariel University, finds his research has been stolen by the man who is also seeking to steal his daughter. But which man is, actually, the more unscrupulous of the two? And is there hope for either of them?” In the autumn of 2015 I published a volume of short fiction: 'Ice Cold Passion and other stories'. I am also the author of novella 'Little Mouse', a shortish piece of historical fiction which I published in 2014 and, a sequel to it, 'Is death really necessary?', my eco thriller set in the near future and which, confusingly, I published in 2009. All the books are available from all good online bookshops and FeedARead on paper, and as e-books on Kindle. On a semi-regular basis, and about a month after the event, I post here reviews which I do for Big Al & Pals, the premier reviewer of indie books, based in the States. My interests tend to thrillers, SF, magic realism and other quirky stuff. On this blog are also posted the reviews I did for Leighton Buzzard Music Club over some five years up to the end of 2015. LBMC present annual seasons of eight monthly chamber music concerts at the Library Theatre in Leighton Buzzard, Bucks. They select young musicians just beginning to make their name - and the concerts are usually magnificent. I was very proud to be associated with them. I review other music, books, theatre and exhibitions which I've particularly enjoyed. BTW - it says the link to Facebook is broken. I dispute that. Click it and see, why not?

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