Monogamy

Monogamy
Author: Sue Miller
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 0062969676
ISBN 13: 9780062969675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monogamy Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020! NPR BEST BOOK OF 2020 PEOPLE MAGAZINE TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEAR BOOKPAGE BEST BOOK OF 2020 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING BEST BOOK OF 2020 “A sensual and perceptive novel. . . . With humor and humanity, Miller resists the simple scorned-wife story and instead crafts a revelatory tale of the complexities—and the absurdities—of love, infidelity, and grief.” —O, the Oprah Magazine A brilliantly insightful novel, engrossing and haunting, about marriage, love, family, happiness and sorrow, from New York Times bestselling author Sue Miller. Graham and Annie have been married for nearly thirty years. Their seemingly effortless devotion has long been the envy of their circle of friends and acquaintances. By all appearances, they are a golden couple. Graham is a bookseller, a big, gregarious man with large appetites—curious, eager to please, a lover of life, and the convivial host of frequent, lively parties at his and Annie’s comfortable house in Cambridge. Annie, more reserved and introspective, is a photographer. She is about to have her first gallery show after a six-year lull and is worried that the best years of her career may be behind her. They have two adult children; Lucas, Graham’s son with his first wife, Frieda, works in New York. Annie and Graham’s daughter, Sarah, lives in San Francisco. Though Frieda is an integral part of this far-flung, loving family, Annie feels confident in the knowledge that she is Graham’s last and greatest love. When Graham suddenly dies—this man whose enormous presence has seemed to dominate their lives together—Annie is lost. What is the point of going on, she wonders, without him? Then, while she is still mourning Graham intensely, she discovers a ruinous secret, one that will spiral her into darkness and force her to question whether she ever truly knew the man who loved her.

Monogamy

Monogamy
Author: Sue Miller
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-11-12
ISBN 10: 1526634112
ISBN 13: 9781526634115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monogamy Book Review:

A New York Times Book of the Year DAILY MAIL 'BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR TO GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS' SUNDAY EXPRESS' S MAGAZINE 'WINTER WARMERS' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 'BEST BOOKS OF 2020' ONLINE 'One of the most emotionally truthful novels I have ever read' DAISY BUCHANAN 'Almost every line glows with even-handed wisdom - a superb novel, beautifully put together' DAILY MAIL 'An invaluably moving book' JULIET NICOLSON 'One to read first for the story and then to re-read at leisure and marvel at how real these people feel' ERIN KELLY 'Penetrating, intelligent, humane, funny too ... Smart and powerfully alive' TESSA HADLEY Annie is not the first love of Graham's life but she is, he thinks, his last and greatest. Very recently, he has faltered; but he means to put it right. Here they are in marriage, in late middle age, in comfort. Mismatched, and yet so well matched: the bookseller with his appetite, his conviviality, his bigness; the photographer with her delicacy, her astuteness, her reserve. The children are offstage, grown up and scattered on either coast; Graham's first wife, Frieda, is peaceably in their lives, but not between them. Then the unthinkable happens. Now Annie stumbles in the dark: did she know all there was to know about the man who loved her? If no marriage is without its small indiscretions, how great does a betrayal have to be to be to break it? A novel about marriage, family, secrets and love, Monogamy confirms Sue Miller's place among the greatest writers at work in America today.

Monogamy

Monogamy
Author: Sue Miller
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 1526618923
ISBN 13: 9781526618924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monogamy Book Review:

A New York Times Book of the Year DAILY MAIL 'BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR TO GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS' SUNDAY EXPRESS' S MAGAZINE 'WINTER WARMERS' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 'BEST BOOKS OF 2020' ONLINE 'One of the most emotionally truthful novels I have ever read' DAISY BUCHANAN 'Almost every line glows with even-handed wisdom - a superb novel, beautifully put together' DAILY MAIL 'An invaluably moving book' JULIET NICOLSON 'One to read first for the story and then to re-read at leisure and marvel at how real these people feel' ERIN KELLY 'Penetrating, intelligent, humane, funny too ... Smart and powerfully alive' TESSA HADLEY Annie is not the first love of Graham's life but she is, he thinks, his last and greatest. Very recently, he has faltered; but he means to put it right. Here they are in marriage, in late middle age, in comfort. Mismatched, and yet so well matched: the bookseller with his appetite, his conviviality, his bigness; the photographer with her delicacy, her astuteness, her reserve. The children are offstage, grown up and scattered on either coast; Graham's first wife, Frieda, is peaceably in their lives, but not between them. Then the unthinkable happens. Now Annie stumbles in the dark: did she know all there was to know about the man who loved her? If no marriage is without its small indiscretions, how great does a betrayal have to be to be to break it? A novel about marriage, family, secrets and love, Monogamy confirms Sue Miller's place among the greatest writers at work in America today.

Monogamy

Monogamy
Author: Adam Phillips
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 0679776176
ISBN 13: 9780679776178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monogamy Book Review:

A meditation on the concept of monogamy explores from a wide range of perspectives the essential nature of the subject, discussing such topics as marriage, what brings couples together and keeps them together, pleasure, and more

Does Monogamy Work

Does Monogamy Work
Author: Luke Brunning
Publsiher: Thames and Hudson Limited
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-08-27
ISBN 10: 9780500775639
ISBN 13: 050077563X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Does Monogamy Work Book Review:

Even with the current rise in awareness of sexual and intimate diversity, monogamous relationships remain the cultural norm. Most people aspire to it and the state encourages it, providing legal and financial benefits to married couples; however, statistics show adultery is commonplace, marriage rates are falling, and divorce figures are rising. Does Monogamy Work? the twelfth book in The Big Idea series traces the evolution and normalization of the monogamous ideal, questioning whether it is 'natural' or not, and surveying the spectrum of alternative relationship models that people are seeking out in a world of internet dating and scientific control over reproduction. It explores the emotional and psychological facets of ethical polyamorous relationships; questions whether these relationships benefit men disproportionately and whether they are compatible with raising children; and assesses the likelihood that diverse forms of multi-partner marriages and large friendship networks will become the norm in the future. With over 150 colour images and incisive, engaging and authoritative text, this book examines societys attachment to monogamy, evaluates its benefits and limitations, and asses the merits of polyamorous relationship models in our modern world.

The New Monogamy

The New Monogamy
Author: Tammy Nelson
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2013-01-02
ISBN 10: 1608823172
ISBN 13: 9781608823178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Monogamy Book Review:

Everyone has their own concept of what “monogamy” means—and most people assume their partners and spouses are on the same page. Couples may assume that they are monogamous, but never discuss exactly what the monogamy agreement means to them. What happens when this implicit agreement is broken? After infidelity, relationships can become strained as both partners lose trust and faith in each other. The New Monogamy offers a way out of these difficulties for couples struggling to stay together after infidelity. Couples make these implicit assumptions and agreements explicit so that each partner knows exactly what is expected of them in the future and what they can expect from their partner. Author Tammy Nelson helps couples regain trust, romance, and intimacy after infidelity by redefining the monogamy contract. The new monogamy contract is an explicit relationship agreement created after the affair that allows each partner to openly, honestly, and safely share their desires, expectations, and limitations. This agreement does not create an open marriage, but rather, an open conversation wherein each partner can have a say in setting the ground rules for their relationship. The book first helps couples rebuild trust after the affair, then engages in a series of Imago dialogues based on questions about what each partner really wants in the relationship, not what you think you should want or what a partner wants you to want. The New Monogamy includes questionnaires, checklists, and candid questions for partners to ask that help welcome complete honesty and trust back into the relationship. Then, the book helps couples make an erotic recovery from infidelity by addressing erotic problems that may surface and offers advice for helping couples return to desiring and trusting one another. After an affair, it’s impossible to go back to the way the relationship was before, but this book offers the chance for a new beginning.

Monogamy

Monogamy
Author: Marianne Brandon
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0313385734
ISBN 13: 9780313385735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monogamy Book Review:

This text provides a groundbreaking look at sexual instincts and offers a clinical psychologist's and sex therapist's insights and solutions to the challenges of monogamous relationships. * Presents an unprecedented summary of current scientific research relating to monogamy * Real-life vignettes document the most common intimate struggles for couples-and reveal how to repair them * Provides an extensive list of exercises for men, women, and couples designed to strengthen their sensual connection * Gives readers a practical, step-by-step approach for connecting with sexual instincts and perfecting one's skills as a lover * Helpful index supplies easy access to key information

Serial Monogamy

Serial Monogamy
Author: Kate Taylor
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN 10: 0385685637
ISBN 13: 9780385685634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serial Monogamy Book Review:

What happens when life and ambition collide with betrayal and disease? Sharon's comfortable existence as a novelist, wife and mother to twin daughters is shattered by a cancer diagnosis, and by her husband's affair with a graduate student. The only relief in sight is a new writing project—an engrossing serialized novel based on the story of the 19th-century actress Nelly Ternan, the young mistress of the aging Charles Dickens. Chronicling this infamous affair, Sharon is forced to examine with new eyes the secrets and struggles at the heart of domestic life, as she strives to mend her own marriage and heal her body. This surprising and intricate novel shifts between Sharon's Toronto and Nelly's Victorian England in interwoven chapters, asking deep questions about what really makes up the story of a relationship and a life.

Open Monogamy

Open Monogamy
Author: Tammy Nelson
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-11-16
ISBN 10: 9781683647461
ISBN 13: 1683647467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Monogamy Book Review:

A practical guide for creating non-traditional relationship agreements that work—from a certified sex therapist and relationships expert Love is eternal—but our concepts of relationships and marriage evolve to fit the times. In an age when we live longer, communicate differently, and value gender equality, is it any wonder so many people are looking for new ways to support lasting, loving partnerships? “Monogamy is no longer a simple concept,” says Dr. Tammy Nelson. “More couples every year are experimenting with open relationships and newer, more flexible versions of commitment . . . yet few of us have been prepared with the skills we need to make those agreements work.” Open Monogamy is Dr. Nelson’s guidebook for couples who wish to explore new directions in their relationships—to bring in excitement, variety, and fresh experiences without sacrificing trust, security, and respect. In this practical, skill-based book, she helps you find your place on the “monogamy continuum”; have honest conversations about attraction and desire; remove shame and suspicion from an open relationship; and create agreements—traditional or otherwise—that are fulfilling, exhilarating, and built for enduring love. Dr. Nelson’s 30 years of experience as a relationship and sex therapist have shown her that nontraditional relationships can flourish when the old idea of monogamy fails. Here is an invaluable resource to help couples redefine their relationships with “understanding, empathy, and validation for the new rules of love.”

Race Monogamy and Other Lies They Told You

Race  Monogamy  and Other Lies They Told You
Author: Agustín Fuentes
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-05
ISBN 10: 0520285999
ISBN 13: 9780520285996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Monogamy and Other Lies They Told You Book Review:

There are three major myths of human nature: humans are divided into biological races; humans are naturally aggressive; and men and women are truly different in behavior, desires, and wiring. In an engaging and wide-ranging narrative, Agustín Fuentes counters these pervasive and pernicious myths about human behavior. Tackling misconceptions about what race, aggression, and sex really mean for humans, Fuentes incorporates an accessible understanding of culture, genetics, and evolution, requiring us to dispose of notions of “nature or nurture.” Presenting scientific evidence from diverse fields—including anthropology, biology, and psychology—Fuentes devises a myth-busting toolkit to dismantle persistent fallacies about the validity of biological races, the innateness of aggression and violence, and the nature of monogamy and differences between the sexes. A final chapter plus an appendix provide a set of take-home points on how readers can myth-bust on their own. Accessible, compelling, and original, this book is a rich and nuanced account of how nature, culture, experience, and choice interact to influence human behavior.

Beyond Monogamy

Beyond Monogamy
Author: Mimi Schippers
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-08-16
ISBN 10: 147988622X
ISBN 13: 9781479886227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Monogamy Book Review:

A man and woman are in an open relationship. They have agreed that having sexual partners outside of their relationship is permissible. One night, when her partner is in another city, the woman has sex with the man’s best friend. What does this mean for their relationship? More importantly, why is there such a strong cultural taboo against this kind of triangulation and what does it reveal about the social organization of gender and sexuality? In Beyond Monogamy, Mimi Schippers asks these and other questions to explore compulsory monogamy as a central feature of sexual normalcy. Schippers argues that compulsory monogamy promotes the monogamous couple as the only legitimate, natural, or desirable relationship form in ways that support and legitimize gender, race, and sexual inequalities. Through an investigation of sexual interactions and relationship forms that include more than two people, from polyamory, to threesomes, to the complexity of the ‘down-low,’ Schippers explores the queer, feminist, and anti-racist potential of non-dyadic sex and relationships. A serious look at the intersections of society and sexuality, Beyond Monogamy takes the reader on a compelling and accessible journey through compulsory monogamy, polyamory, and polyqueer sex and relationships.

Undoing Monogamy

Undoing Monogamy
Author: Angela Willey
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-05-13
ISBN 10: 0822374218
ISBN 13: 9780822374213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Undoing Monogamy Book Review:

In Undoing Monogamy Angela Willey offers a radically interdisciplinary exploration of the concept of monogamy in U.S. science and culture, propelled by queer feminist desires for new modes of conceptualization and new forms of belonging. She approaches the politics and materiality of monogamy as intertwined with one another such that disciplinary ways of knowing themselves become an object of critical inquiry. Refusing to answer the naturalization of monogamy with a naturalization of nonmonogamy, Willey demands a critical reorientation toward the monogamy question in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The book examines colonial sexual science, monogamous voles, polyamory, and the work of Alison Bechdel and Audre Lorde to show how challenging the lens through which human nature is seen as monogamous or nonmonogamous forces us to reconsider our investments in coupling and in disciplinary notions of biological bodies.

Monogamy

Monogamy
Author: Ulrich H. Reichard,Christophe Boesch
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2003-09-11
ISBN 10: 9780521525770
ISBN 13: 0521525772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monogamy Book Review:

This book explores the biological roots of social, sexual and reproductive monogamy in birds, mammals and humans.

Thriving in Non Monogamy an Ethical Slut s Guide

Thriving in Non Monogamy an Ethical Slut s Guide
Author: Erin Davidson
Publsiher: Rockridge Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 9781647396213
ISBN 13: 1647396212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thriving in Non Monogamy an Ethical Slut s Guide Book Review:

Enjoy the healing power of pleasure as you reflect on your ideal relationship We are all deserving and capable of enjoying fulfilling romantic and sexual relationships. Thriving in Non-Monogamy will guide you through the process of getting in touch with your inner ethical slut, evaluating relationship values, honoring your needs and fears, and developing the tools to build relationships that work best for you. Whether that means ethically opening up or improving a monogamous arrangement, this ethical slut handbook provides stories from people of all genders, sexual orientations, and relationship arrangements who confront their unmet needs, insecurities, internalized trauma, and struggles with open relationships. You'll also find reflection questions to help you approach your own arrangement with curiosity, openness, and compassion. Learn about the principles of being an ethical slut with: No judgment--Thriving in Non-Monogamy breaks down the shame surrounding negative messages that are internalized about sex and relationships. Learning limits--Includes a guide to an ethical slut setting boundaries and rules within open relationships. Thoughtful reflections--Challenge yourself to identify and process difficult emotions and improve relationship communication skills. Ethical slut may sound like an oxymoron, but it is a way of thinking that can teach you to overcome jealousy, enjoy sex, and honor yourself.

Red Hot Monogamy

Red Hot Monogamy
Author: Bill Farrel,Pam Farrel
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 0736935037
ISBN 13: 9780736935036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Hot Monogamy Book Review:

With their trademark insight, humor, and candid personal perspectives, Bill and Pam Farrel reveal the truths about the sexual relationship in marriage and what husbands and wives need to know to keep the embers burning. Sex is like fireworks!—why a little skill turns marriage into red-hot monogamy How sex works best emotionally, physically, and physiologically How to avoid the pleasure thieves that steal your chance for fulfillment The Farrels present difficult-to-discuss topics and biblical truths in universal language with sensitivity, fun, and understanding. For newlyweds, golden anniversary celebrants, and all couples in between—this book inspires the gift of romance and passion to fuel lives with love.

Monogamy

Monogamy
Author: Sue Miller
Publsiher: Harper
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-09
ISBN 10: 9780063048928
ISBN 13: 0063048922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monogamy Book Review:

A brilliantly insightful novel, engrossing and haunting, about marriage, love, family, happiness and sorrow, from New York Times bestselling author Sue Miller. Graham and Annie have been married for nearly thirty years. A golden couple, their seemingly effortless devotion has long been the envy of their circle of friends and acquaintances. Graham is a bookseller, a big, gregarious man with large appetites--curious, eager to please, a lover of life, and the convivial host of frequent, lively parties at his and Annie's comfortable house in Cambridge. Annie, more reserved and introspective, is a photographer. She is about to have her first gallery show after a six-year lull and is worried that the best years of her career may be behind her. They have two adult children; Lucas, Graham's son with his first wife, Frieda, works in New York. Annie and Graham's daughter, Sarah, lives in San Francisco. Though Frieda is an integral part of this far-flung, loving family, Annie feels confident in the knowledge that she is Graham's last and greatest love. When Graham suddenly dies--this man whose enormous presence has seemed to dominate their lives together--Annie is lost. What is the point of going on, she wonders, without him? Then, while she is still mourning him intensely, she discovers that Graham had been unfaithful to her; and she spirals into darkness, wondering if she ever truly knew the man who loved her.

The Monogamy Gap

The Monogamy Gap
Author: Eric Anderson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-03-21
ISBN 10: 0199943907
ISBN 13: 9780199943906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Monogamy Gap Book Review:

Whether straight or gay, most men start their relationships desiring monogamy. This is rooted in the pervasive notion that monogamy exists as a sign of true love. Yet despite this deeply held cultural ideal, cheating remains rampant. In this accessible book, Eric Anderson investigates why 78% of men he interviewed have cheated despite their desire not to. Combining 120 interviews with research from the fields of sociology, biology, and psychology, Anderson identifies cheating as a product of wanting emotional passion for one's partner, along with a steadily growing desire for emotionally-detached recreational sex with others. Anderson coins the term "the monogamy gap" to describe this phenomenon. Anderson suggests that monogamy is an irrational ideal because it fails to fulfil a lifetime of sexual desires. Cheating therefore becomes the rational response to an irrational situation. The Monogamy Gap draws on a range of concepts, theories, and disciplines to highlight the biological compulsion of our sexual urges, the social construction of the monogamous ideal, and the devastating chasm that lies between them. Whether single or married, monogamous or open, straight or gay, readers will find The Monogamy Gap to be an enlightening, intellectually compelling, and provocative book.

Hot Monogamy

Hot Monogamy
Author: Patricia Love,Jo Robinson
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-06-06
ISBN 10: 9781475176919
ISBN 13: 1475176910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hot Monogamy Book Review:

Co-authored with best-selling writer Jo Robinson, Hot Monogamy guides individuals and couples through a personal experience which unfolds secrets to long-lasting love. Based on research and 30 years clinical experience, this practical guide helps you understand yourself as well as the path to your partner's heart!

New Religions and the Mediation of Non Monogamy

New Religions and the Mediation of Non Monogamy
Author: Michelle Mueller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-08-20
ISBN 10: 0429588739
ISBN 13: 9780429588730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Religions and the Mediation of Non Monogamy Book Review:

New Religions and the Mediation of Non-Monogamy examines the relationship between alternative American religions and the media representation of non-monogamies on reality-TV shows like Sister Wives, Seeking Sister Wife, and Polyamory: Married & Dating. The book is the first full-length study informed by fieldwork with Mormon polygamists and fieldwork with LGBTQ Neo-Pagan/Neo-Tantric polyamorists. The book tracks community members’ responses to the new media about them, their engagement with television and other media, and the likeness of representations to actual populations through fieldwork and interviews. The book highlights differences in socioeconomic privileges that shape Mormon polygamists’ lives and LGBTQ polyamorists’ lives, respectively. The polyamory movement receives support from liberal media. As reality TV has shifted the image of Mormon polygamy to one of liberal American middle-class culture, Mormon polygamists have gained in public favor. The media landscape of non-monogamy is mediated by, in addition to these alternative religious populations, the norms and practices of the reality-TV industry and by sociocultural and economic realities, including race and class. This book adds to the fields of media studies, critical race and gender studies, new religious movements, and queer studies.

Cheap Sex

Cheap Sex
Author: Mark Regnerus
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-08-02
ISBN 10: 019067363X
ISBN 13: 9780190673635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cheap Sex Book Review:

Sex is cheap. Coupled sexual activity has become more widely available than ever. Cheap sex has been made possible by two technologies that have little to do with each other - the Pill and high-quality pornography - and its distribution made more efficient by a third technological innovation, online dating. Together, they drive down the cost of real sex, and in turn slow the development of love, make fidelity more challenging, sexual malleability more common, and have even taken a toll on men's marriageability. Cheap Sex takes readers on an extended tour inside the American mating market, and highlights key patterns that characterize young adults' experience today, including the timing of first sex in relationships, overlapping partners, frustrating returns on their relational investments, and a failure to link future goals like marriage with how they navigate their current relationships. Drawing upon several large nationally-representative surveys, in-person interviews with 100 men and women, and the assertions of scholars ranging from evolutionary psychologists to gender theorists, what emerges is a story about social change, technological breakthroughs, and unintended consequences. Men and women have not fundamentally changed, but their unions have. No longer playing a supporting role in relationships, sex has emerged as a central priority in relationship development and continuation. But unravel the layers, and it is obvious that the emergence of "industrial sex" is far more a reflection of men's interests than women's.