I had a hard time putting this book down.
As this fascinating history of that procedure makes clear, circumcision is rooted not in medical science, but in the deepest recesses of religion and culture.
After reading his book, one cannot continue to belittle male circumcision as a poor cousin to female circumcision.
For anyone interested in the history or circumcision this book is a must.. Mr. Gollaher's engrossing book was one of the first, I believe, full length books to tackle this strange... Read morePublished 11 days ago by satifka
think about it hour after hour a baby gets put on a table gets its foreskin cut off then the next one comes in its a pedophiles dream to see so much baby deck heck some people even... Read morePublished 19 days ago by O. Arias
This book is a joke. It purports to be balanced but waxes lyrical about the alleged "benefits" of circumcision. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Emily M. Forrester
easy to follow, interesting historical facts! I would recommend it to any pregnant couple. Educate yourself before you make a major decision on behalf of your newborn.Published 4 months ago by Jacqueline Werner
You have to wonder how something this prolific and so personal became so widespread, but this book explains it. Read morePublished 19 months ago by fourdegreesc
Note: the below review is of both this book and "As Nature Made Him" by John Colapinto. I included the whole review; this book is mostly discussed in the second half. Read morePublished 21 months ago by J. Steven Svoboda
When I found out I was expecting a boy, I initially did not give circumcision a thought. As an American, I assumed I would have it done. Read morePublished on December 1, 2010 by Mom2Boys
Gollaher's book gives an excellent overview to a strange medical, social, and religious ritual.
Especially revealing was the internal politics of medicine. Read more
I'm a chick and it just never dawned on me to question circumcision until one day I saw a little essay written by some guy who'd had one and was really upset about it. Read morePublished on November 20, 2009 by !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!