I was at a thrift store junk shop in the next town over and stumbled upon this book (sorry for the dark picture, my flash was giving me woes and making a glare):
I was super-excited. Mostly because I thought it was a how-to book. I figured that the 82 cents they wanted for it was a good investment and that performing weight loss surgery would be a good way to earn some extra cash (beer money as my dad calls it).
Medical school is over-rated anyway. Besides, what better teachers for complex internal surgery than the publisher of Lifestyles magazine and a patient advocate? And they couldn’t be totally out to lunch; after all, an MD is the first listed author! But what really sealed the deal for me was the exclamation on the cover, “‘Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies is really for smart people who want to make an intelligent, informed choice.’ Al, Roker, NBC Weatherman” Al Roker is smart, right? And besides that, he’s on tv! He must know what he’s talking about!
I was terribly saddened and disappointed that it’s really just a book on how to decide if you some dummie should have weight loss surgery. (It doesn’t seem like it would take an entire book to make that decision, but que sera sera, right?) I guess I’ll have to find another way to make some extra cash…
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I’m off to the library to check out Representing Yourself In A Criminal Case for Dummies. Wait a minute! Isn’t Al Roker … … on the chubby side?