Monday, 14 August 2017

Review of 'Is Monogamy Dead?' Rosie Wilby

Review of
Is Monogamy Dead?: 
Rethinking Relationships in the 21st Century
by Rosie Wilby

Bittersweet, original, honest and so funny. Rosie Wilby nails the challenges of intimacy and romance in this depressing age of Tinder. Would it be wrong to end a life of monogamy and leave my husband for her? Viv Groskop "My favourite way to learn is when a funny, clever, honest person is teaching me- that's why I love Rosie Wilby!" Sara Pascoe
In early 2013, comedian Rosie Wilby found herself at a crossroads with everything she'd ever believed about romantic relationships. When people asked, 'who's the love of your life?' there was no simple answer. Did they mean her former flatmate who she'd experienced the most ecstatic, heady, yet ultimately doomed, fling with? Or did they mean the deep, lasting companionate partnerships that gave her a sense of belonging and family? Surely, most human beings need both. 
Mixing humour, heartache and science, Is Monogamy Dead? details Rosie's very personal quest to find out why Western society is clinging to a concept that doesn't work that well for some of us and is laden with ambiguous assumptions.
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My review
What an incredibly warm and witty story from Rosie Wilby. I enjoyed the book immensely. A thoughtful and insightful read, that was written beautifully. This story has a great balance of views and research to provide an interesting read on love in the twenty first century. 
Rosie takes you on an incredible path through relationships which I found warm and touching. It really gave me an insight in the difficulties in finding romantic relationships, I found myself quite emotional at times with the warmth in the story. This book has something for everyone despite your own sexual orientation or relationship needs, you take away a lot from this book.

I found myself laughing out loud at points and weeping at others. What a great intelligent book!
More about the author:

Rosie Wilby is an award-winning comedian who has appeared on the likes of BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour and Loose Ends. Since being a finalist at Funny Women 2006, she's been steadily building an army of fans. She has performed at Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and Latitude, as well as being published in The Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Independent and more. She's currently the co-host of Radio Diva on Resonance FM alongside Heather Peace. Her first book, Is Monogamy Dead? will be published in August 2017 and follows her TEDx talk of the same name.

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