Book Review of “Many Love; A Memoir Of Polyamory And Finding Love(s)” By Sophie Lucido Johnson @TouchstoneBooks @simonschuster
In this bold, illustrated memoir, a young woman shares both a personal and sociological take on modern, “unconventional” love, exploring her own transformation from serial monogamist to proud polyamorist.
After trying for years to emulate the kind of relationship her parents had—married happily for forty years—Sophie Lucido Johnson realized that maybe the love she was looking for was down a road less traveled.
In Many Love, Sophie delivers a fresh look at polyamory: its history, its misconceptions, and its new relevance among the many millennials embracing non-monogamous relationships. With a series of caring partners all the way from her high school sweetheart to her current fiancé, Sophie explores her sexuality and the very nature of love itself, questioning everything we’ve all been taught about relationships. She shares each of her revelations—sometimes painful, sometimes hilarious—and ultimately uncovers the incredible power of making room for all kinds of love in one’s life.
Complete with informative charts (did you know there are five distinct types of jealousy?) and witty illustrations, Many Love is an empowering, heartwarming memoir offering a memorable glimpse into an unconventional life. (From Goodreads)
Thank you Touchstone Books for the free copy of this book, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.
I rate this book a 3 out of 5 Stars.
Holy smokes, this book was bold, and hilarious! It’s going to appeal to many readers, both looking for humor and heart-felt, For those in secure long-term relationships, for open relationships, for the monogamous, and for the open-minded. The illustrations, and captions are seriously funny, and made this book that much more fun to read.
I read this in two sittings, I am not a romance reader, so the two that I was sent from Touchstone, I wanted to read, and get the reviews up as soon as possible, so I could get back to my typical reads. So I was pleasantly surprised that I liked this one.
This book is out on June 26th, I will provide pre-order links below.