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Is Monogamy Dead?

Narrated by: Rosie Wilby
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
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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.

©2017 Rosie Wilby (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-01-2019

Wilby brings the nonmonogamy discussion mainstream

Rosie Wilby is the nuanced, poetic and open minded voice needed to bring the discussion around non-monogamy into the mainstream here in the UK.

I was excited to hear that Louis Theroux would be doing a BBC documentary around the 'altered state' of non-monogamy. However I was massively let down by what was produced. The documentary was trivialized caricature to the point of parody. That is not to say that these caricatures do not exist but equally hilarious structures of monogamy exist e.g. couples where one is obviously unhappy, or where one is obviously cheating or where they are unsuitable to the point of corrosive to a family. One could very easily make a documentary detailing the hilarious dynamics of many monogamous relationships.

Wilby does not seek to do this, despite herself being a hilarious comic. The hilarity with which she writes, although shining throughout the book, never denigrates the topic. It is served with a David Gray level of emotional exploration and sentiment.

The question mark in the book's title cannot be stressed enough. The book takes us on an emotional journey of self reflection through Wilby's romantic peaks and troughs, mirroring a novel in style as she contends with the question, 'Is Monogamy Dead?'

This book is not espousing non monogamy as THE option for everyone. Wilby does not play pontif. I think the author might agree with me that most people would not suitable or even capable of the challenges that come with various structures of non monogamy...but that doesn't mean that there shouldn't be a range of other options on the menu as regards relationship structure, just like there are multitude of options for sexuality.

The modern discussion around non monogamy is getting there and it's because of books like Rosie Wilby's skillfully asking the questions.

I look forward to everything to come from her in the next year including her appearance at Wolverhampton Literature Festival and upcoming podcast

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  • Mark Judge
  • 25-11-2018

Good book

Mainly about polyamory from a lesbian perspective which is interesting but I wasn't expecting it to be so heavily weighted towards a lesbian viewpoint.

I am a male Polyamorous person so that's why I gave it a lower than perfect score. If I was a lesbian it might have been full marks as it was well written and read.

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  • 07-09-2017

interesting but lacked content

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.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-08-2017

A beautiful book

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.