God's Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis (Paperback)

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You will be impotent with both laughter as you read this remarkably entertaining and informative look at the male organ down through the ages . . . undeniably funny" (Booklist).

Throughout history, man has revered his penis as his "most precious ornament." From small to large, thick to thin, smooth to wrinkled, Thomas Hickman lets the history of this mystery hang out for all to see. Offering discussion of ancient literatures and mathematical quandaries of possible positions, such as Greece's "the lion on the cheese-grater," which still keeps scholars in a twist. It is a stiff subject, but we easily settle in with the likes of Bill Clinton, Michelangelo's David, and Shakespeare as they followed their heads. If you were to wrap your hands around anything less than two-inches, it should be God's Doodle, a brilliant history of the penis that hits the topic right on the head. It reaches through time and looks at how the penis trended long before one was ever posted on Twitter.

" A] well-researched, dryly witty and worthwhile read." --Salon

"Tom Hickman tells the story of its ups and downs with enthusiasm and a mostly straight face." --The Economist

About the Author

Thomas Hickman has worked as a journalist on national magazines, newspapers and for the BBC. His books include a biography of Churchill's wartime bodyguard; the story of the BBC during World War Two; the experience of the Bevin Boys, sent to work in the coalmines during it; and of post-war National Service after it. He has also written a history of changing sexual mores during the 20th century.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781593765255
ISBN-10: 1593765258
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Publication Date: October 29th, 2013
Pages: 234
Language: English