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OPEN: An Uncensored Memoir of Love, Liberation and Non-Monogamy

Rachel Krantz

'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 recognised Family Therapist, author, and founder of the Relational Life Institute

When Rachel Krantz met and fell for Adam, he told her that he was looking for a committed partnership - just one that did not include exclusivity.

Excited but a little trepidatious, Rachel set out to see whether love and a serious relationship can coexist beyond the familiar borders of monogamy. This is her open and honest true story.

Now, in her debut memoir, she chronicles her dive into non-monogamy. With fly-on-the-wall detail and extraordinary perceptiveness, OPEN takes us inside Brooklyn parties and into the wider swinger and polyamory community. Armed with her journalistic instincts, detailed journal entries and interviews with experts and therapists, Krantz also breaks new ground in confronting the unique ways tacit abuse and gaslighting can manifest when things get so complex.

Unflinching and brazen, OPEN asks what liberation really looks like, and whether the pleasure really is worth the pain.


Rachel Krantz is a founding editor of Bustle where she served as Senior Features Editor for three years, and Senior News Editor before that. She also worked at The Daily Beast as Homepage Editor. Rachel was the host of the Bustle podcast Honestly Though, a show about taboo topics recommended by The Guardian. Her work has been featured on VOX, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, NPR, The Daily Beast, Newsweek, High Times, AFAR, Vice, USA Today, Salon, Marie Claire, VegNews Magazine, and many outlets elsewhere. She has been interviewed for The New Yorker and Medium. Rachel is on the advisory board for Sentient Media and the board of directors of Our Hen House. She does non-profit media consulting, especially for vegan organizations and brands and is currently a digital nomad - check her Twitter @rachelkrantz for her current location.

Category:  Health, Psychology & Self-help
ISBN:  9781913183349
Publisher:  Octopus Publishing
On sale:  February 2022
Format:  Paperback
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