Monday, 4 May 2015


ISBN-13: 978-1-58005-241-2
Writer: Jenny Block
Title: Open
Subtitle: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage
Language: English
Place of Publication: Berkeley, CA
Publisher: Seal Press
Year of Publication: 2008
Format: 156x235mm
Pages: x+276
Illustrations: 1 single colour picture of the writer by Scogin Mayo
Binding: boards in duotone dust jacket; photograph by Veer Images
Weight: 570gr.
Original Price: USD24.95
Entry No: 2015015
Entry Date: 4th  May 2015


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 the topic of open marriage 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 that open marriage is a viable option - even one that suits some couples better than conventional marriage.

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