A Penis Manologue is now available as an audio book on audible.com, and I will send a code for a free download to ten readers who agree to give it a review on audible. Good or bad, Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org – Please put book review as the heading so I know it isn’t junk mail. Thank you for reading this.
Below is a review from the Kindle edition.
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I came across this book and was intrigued by the clever title. The fact that this book’s contents were banned from a college classroom is beyond me. Granted, the book is crude, written with humor, and in some chapters shocking, however, the content has bearing on gender studies, human sexuality, and the psychology of men. I would think professors would be reading this book and having their students read this book in college classrooms, because the author gives voice to an attitude that I am afraid a lot of men carry. This attitude, I believe, is based on ignorance, and the only way to change it is by admitting it still exists and educating boys early on.
I believe the author is correct; a reticence to speak about penises does exist, and that reticence perpetuates the ignorance. Eve Ensler opened the door for women by the success of her play, The Vagina Monologues. Saying “vagina” is not as taboo-like. However, this is not the case for “penis.” Even in my human sexuality class, there was little true discussion. Sadly, I learned more about men from reading this book than I did in my human sexuality class.
Rating this book was difficult. I gave it 4 stars, because it is not the kind of book I would give 5 stars. Other readers may differ. The author cited his sources, and I commend him on this. Also, the book did indeed educate me. The author noted that every man should read this book. I think women should read this book