Prepare to enter the world of love-affair friendships, cuddle buddies, metamours, platonic partners, logical family, post-romance break-up energy, platonic snogging, romantic footprints and date substitutes....
Part memoir, part sociological study, Is Monogamy Dead? highlights the huge disparities in how people define a 'relationship' and what constitutes 'cheating'. Rosie draws on her own experience and interviews with dozens of people, gay and straight, male and female, to discover that, even if we think of ourselves as 'monogamous', we might not be truly faithful in everyone's eyes.
A brilliant mix of humour, heartache and science, this is an audiobook for anyone interested in human motivation and behaviour, relationships and sexuality.
was a enjoyable read, and as an autobiography it was good. however it would've been nice if she went deeper into different forms of relationship structures and was maybe a bit less biographical. maybe I should've read up on the book before reading, but I was hoping for something a bit more informative. but regardless, still a good listen.
Wilby's beautiful narration takes the listener along a fascinating journey along the complex issue of relationships. It's cleverly given me a deeper empathy and understanding that relationships are never as straight forward as they often appear.
I've laughed out loud and been moved to tears.
A fabulous book.