Joel Renaldo (born about 1870 in New York City) was a restaurateur whose two story Bohemian restaurant, Joel Renaldo's Café, at 206 West 41st Street near Times Square in New York City was a Manhattan institution before and after the First World War. Max Weber's, oil painting, "Joel's Cafe," done in 1909 or 1910, portrays the bar. In 1910 he self-published his theory of evolution, "polygeneric theory", which hypothesized that each species was independently created when its time had come. In 1921, following raids on his establishment,Psychoanalysis of the "Reformer" A Further Contribution to the Sexual Theory which purported to demonstrate that the passion for reform of their neighbors by those who favored prohibition was a neurosis akin to a passion for "rape" or "eating caviar" was published.
Psychoanalysis of the "Reformer" A Further Contribution to the Sexual Theory, preface by Andre Tridon, Lee Publishing Company (1921), 137 pages, hardcover, a modern print to order version is available.