Open by Jenny Block

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Finally, a book about open marriage that grapples with the problems surrounding monogamy and fidelity in an honest, heartfelt, and non-fringe manner. Jenny Block is your average girl next door, a suburban wife and mother for whom married life never felt quite right. While many books on this topic presuppose that the reader is ready to embrace an “alternative lifestyle,” Block operates from the assumption that most couples who are curious about or engaged in open marriages are in fact more like her — normal people who question whether monogamy is right for them; good people who love their spouses but want variation; capable parents who are not deviant just because they choose to be honest about their desires. Open challenges our notions of what traditional marriage looks like, and presents one woman's journey down an uncertain path that ultimately proves open marriage is a viable option for her and others.

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Published February 10, 2009 by Seal Press. 300 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Open Salon

The issue is the lack of a counterpoint to porn, in the form of an open, healthy dialogue in our society around sex and porn, which would enable more people to bring a real-world mindset to the viewing of what is artificial and non-reality-based entertainment.

May 06 2011 | Read Full Review of Open

Windy City Media

Look for One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Polyamory, Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly Modern Love by Rebecca Walker, and A Pebble in His Shoe: The Diary of a Straight Spouse by Dr. Francine Barbetta.

Apr 29 2009 | Read Full Review of Open

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