"My Beautiful Mommy"…half-hoax, half Newsweek failure of integrity

04/16/2008 By Shawn Burns

Over at Making Light Teresa Nielsen Hayden has looked into the plastic surgery book and Newsweek’s story about it.

Turns out, she discovered that the book is from a vanity publisher. That is, it was self-published by the author. There were no editors making a decision about how to best make a buck. At least, not any editors who didn’t work at Newsweek.

Shame shame, double shame, Newsweek. Now I know your girlfriend’s name. And she dumped you for being stupid and manipulative.