Bernie Madoff's Teeny Weenie

Bernie Madoff's Teeny Weenie

Bernie Madoff's Teeny Weenie

The XX Factor
What Women Really Think
Aug. 19 2009 4:34 PM

Bernie Madoff's Teeny Weenie

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Sheryl Weinstein, former chief financial officer of Hadassah , tells as much as there is to tell in her memoir of her affair and financial investments with Bernie Madoff. The little detail that will have everyone talking is this: "Bernie had a very small penis. Not only was it on the short side, it was small in circumference. It clearly caused him great angst." Could this be Bernie's " rosebud ," so to speak? Perhaps it's the key to why he felt the need to put one over on the world, and to why he felt the need to prove he had a big, swinging one. If there's a lesson here, it must be: Find a female investment advisor, or if you end up entrusting your money to a man, make sure he measures up.

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Emily Yoffe is a contributing editor at the Atlantic.