The Field Guide to North American Males
The Field Guide to
North American Males
Marjorie Ingall
(Henry Holt & Co.)

A distant cousin to the Audubon Guide to North American Birds, my daughter's book offers handy descriptions of over 50 species of boys, along with descriptions of their plumage, mating calls, sexual and agonistic displays, courtship rituals and habitats.

Now, this does not sound like the sort of book that would come from the pen (or word processor) of the Ayatollah Khomeini of feminists. How could this happen? Well, I'll let her speak for herself:

But seriously, folks, this is a funny book. No one makes me laugh like my darling daughter. And no one brings tears to my eyes like she does.

Check it out for yourself. The website for the book is

You can scan pages from the book and save the paltry $9.95 it will cost you at the bookstore. Or order it at discount from

To learn more about Marjorie Ingall, check out her personal website at

--- Michael Ingall

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