Something Unexpected Is Happening
As I mentioned in my last post, I wrote a book. The name of the book is “What Happened to Mommy’s Boobs?” I wrote the book to help a friend going through breast cancer treatments. The proceeds are going to breast cancer research. I really wasn’t expecting much. I figured if I was lucky, I’d make my friend laugh and raise 5 bucks for a good cause. But now something is happening and I don’t know what to think of it.
Amazon has a section on their listings that says, “Customers who viewed this item also viewed.” If you look at this section on my book’s page, it appears that people are stumbling upon my book while looking for pornography. Part of me finds this to be very amusing. I can’t imagine how disappointed they must be when they search for boobs and all they get is stick figures talking about breast cancer. But, I also find it a little disturbing. Boobs is in my book’s title because my friend suggested it, and it’s funnier that way. I can assure you that pornography, or any sort of objectification, wasn’t in any way intended. And, I think the disturbing thing is that I’m afraid of guilt by association. If people see my book in with these other titles, they may get the wrong idea.
So, I think I’ll choose to be amused, but hope that more people will search for my book and also view some more wholesome titles. Maybe a Dr. Seuss or Eric Carle book. I’d be thrilled to be associated with them.