Is PMS real? Can you die from voodoo? Is it possible for a man to have his penis stolen?
These things all seem real to people who experience them. But science can’t prove that they actually exist. These cultural syndromes “exists in a swirl of belief and expectancy and biology.”
Our business book club just finished reading a fascinating book: The Geography of Madness: Penis Thieves, Voodoo Death, and the Search for the Meaning of the World’s Strangest Syndromes by Frank Bures.
L to R: me, Steve Kamb, Ramit Sethi, Wayne Mulligan, and Derek Halpern.
In selecting this book, Ramit Sethi said:
I loved this book and it made me think differently. How many of our “diseases” are cultural? How many are in our head? What assumptions do we make? What else is cultural? What can we control and change? It was one of the most interesting books I’ve ever read. It’s also very different than the other books we’ve read in our book club.
Table of Contents
- Our Discussion Questions
- Discussion Questions from the Author, Frank Bures
- Selected Highlights
- More Information and Links