In a field as lively and fast-growing as traumatic stress studies, editing a comprehensive textbook is a daunting task, and one has to admire anyone with the temerity to attempt it. Saigh and Bremner’s textbook, unfortunately, fails to achieve its laudable goal. In fact, the authors’ view of the field seems strangely limited. Some topics, such as assessment, are covered quite exhaustively, but others, such as treatment, receive only cursory or highly selective attention. For example, group psychotherapy is reviewed only as it pertains to one particular population, Vietnam combat veterans. In the epidemiology section, publicly recognized traumatic events such as disasters, wars, and street crimes are heavily emphasized, but the private, secret, and often-repeated traumas most commonly experienced by women and girls, such as sexual abuse and domestic violence, tend to be noted only in passing. This seems curious, considering that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is twice as common in women as in men in the United States.