Matt Labash writes: "If you’re like me, and have a lot of pre-pubescent gay friends who like to pet chickens, Farm Boys: Lives of Gay Men From The Rural Midwest might be your ideal stocking stuffer. (I kid about the pre-pubescents–most of my gay chicken-petting friends are by now in their thirties and forties). Truth be told, I have no idea if the book is any good. It was given to me years ago by a TWS colleague, who either thought he was being funny, or who more than likely knowing him, really is into the gay chicken-petting scene. The reason I display it on my desk is because of the cover, seen here. I used to have problems with chit-chatty coworkers endlessly pitching camp in my office. Then I started displaying Farm Boys. Now, most of my office chats are away games, with me in control of the schedule. I can’t recommend it highly enough."
Jonathan writes on Amazon.com: "I grew up in a small town with very rigid conservative Christian values, and can relate heavily to it. Certainly the book is enthralling and captivating and I have enjoyed every minute of it. I must add though I found some of it disturbing. Several of the men featured in here engaged in bestality and incest with their brothers, uncles, cousins, etc. It seems they took a rather blithe attitude toward it, as if it was part of the culture. Even though I don’t prescribe to the belief molestation makes a person gay, I can’t help but wonder if it influenced them towards it."