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Open by Rachel Krantz
Jan 25, 2022 | ISBN 9780593139554

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“In Open, Rachel Krantz invites us into her deepest privacy as she explores her body and soul, fears and ecstasies, desires and disappointments. This is a starkly naked story of a young woman’s adventure of self-discovery, told with a striking lack of shame or apology. Highly recommended.”—Dr. Christopher Ryan, author of Sex at Dawn

Open is a smart, original, ambitious, and deeply absorbing memoir, in part because Krantz wants no less than to help us rethink the concepts of love, sex, and power as we know them. She succeeds by bringing us deftly and irresistibly into her most intimate pains and joys, stretching our understanding of what commitment and autonomy mean.”—Dr. Wednesday Martin, author of Untrue and Primates of Park Avenue

“Don’t look for easy answers in Rachel Krantz’s thrilling meditation-cum-memoir, Open, in which the political gets very personal indeed. Seamlessly shifting from a critique of evolutionary biology to the first touch of his hand on her thigh, this polyamorous coming-of-age story crackles with equal parts erotic energy and searching commentary. A perfect guide to our new world, the only problem I had picking up this book was putting it back down. Open compels, entertains, and may ultimately transform its readers.”—Dr. Terry Real, internationally recognized family therapist, author, and founder of the Relational Life Institute

“I stayed up all night reading this book, and when I was done, I felt I’d lived another life. A propulsive and fascinating look at sex, desire, and intimacy, Open investigates what we hope for from our romantic partners and how eschewing conventions might help us attain those things—and the pitfalls we might face if we choose a less traditional path. Krantz writes with insight and humor about her personal introduction to non-monogamy, using reportage to broaden the scope to others’ experiences with trying to balance sexual and romantic freedom and commitment. A page-turner that explores the urgent question of what it means to try to understand and then to express our desires, Open is a true pleasure.”—Cara Blue Adams, author of You Never Get It Back

“Titillating. . . . Krantz sweeps readers into a narrative that seduces and educates in equal measure. . . . [Open] offers an alluring and insightful look at a life lived outside of conventional structures.”—Publishers Weekly

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