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The Resource Wide open : my adventures in polyamory, open marriage, and loving on my own terms, Gracie X ; foreword by Carol Queen

Wide open : my adventures in polyamory, open marriage, and loving on my own terms, Gracie X ; foreword by Carol Queen

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Wide open : my adventures in polyamory, open marriage, and loving on my own terms
Title
Wide open
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my adventures in polyamory, open marriage, and loving on my own terms
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Gracie X ; foreword by Carol Queen
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eng
Summary
" At a time when society no longer imposes many sexual taboos, why is open marriage still considered beyond the pale? Written by Gracie X, Wide Open is an enthusiastic, honest, and sometimes raw account of one woman's experience living polyamorously within the context of her average American family. Gracie X-a suburban mother of two-has been married to her loving husband, Hank, for 25 years. The problem is that their once-vibrant sex life has shriveled to nothing. Meanwhile, she has fallen in love with another man, for whom she has an overwhelming physical yearning. Frustrated and conflicted but determined not to give up her hard-won home life and wonderful husband, she is desperate for a creative solution. Can she somehow keep both men in her life without resorting to divorce or dishonesty? A friend introduces Gracie to polyamory: loving and being faithful to more than one person at a time. "Poly," it turns out, is a whole new world, with dedicated counselors, parties, and dating sites. Convincing Hank ended up being the easy part: he quickly found a girlfriend and accepted Gracie's terms. Their children, although upset at first, adjusted to having their parents' "special friends" around, and having Hank and his girlfriend in one duplex, with Gracie and her new boyfriend, Oz, next-door, seemed like an inspired solution. But would trying to go poly create as many problems as it was trying to solve? In her candid and provocative memoir, Wide Open, Gracie details the years she has spent exploring the poly lifestyle and creating her "chosen family." A fiercely intelligent feminist, she challenges traditional ideas about monogamy, fidelity, and sexuality. From swinger parties and strip clubs to sex toys and pornography, this is an edgy and thought-provoking read. Yet erotica and tenderness share space here, with Gracie's true love for both Hank and Oz-as well as her two children-coming through very clearly. Wide Open reveals-with humor, integrity and heart-how one woman blended love, sex and marriage in unconventional ways and found the fulfillment she was looking for"--
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A provocative memoir about the author's pursuit of sexual fulfillment in a polyamory family that included extramarital and bisexual partners discusses her early experiments and how their children adjusted to non-traditional family dynamics
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contains biographical information
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10445261
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X, Gracie
Dewey number
306.84
Index
no index present
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non fiction
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True
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  • X, Gracie
  • Open marriage
  • Sexual freedom
  • Families
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Sexuality
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Marriage
  • SELF-HELP / Sexual Instruction
Target audience
adult
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my adventures in polyamory, open marriage, and loving on my own terms
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Wide open : my adventures in polyamory, open marriage, and loving on my own terms, Gracie X ; foreword by Carol Queen
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn906447566
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781626250581
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015010145
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)906447566
Label
Wide open : my adventures in polyamory, open marriage, and loving on my own terms, Gracie X ; foreword by Carol Queen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn906447566
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781626250581
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015010145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)906447566

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