Written from her personal experience of opening up a marriage, author Jenny Block shows us a portrait of an open marriage with details about how to make it work while challenging older notions of what a “healthy” marriage looks like. Honest, heartfelt, and featuring a realistic view of the hardships and the joys of redefining her marriage, Open is written with a refreshing view of open marriage as a type of traditional marriage, and not showcasing it as a “fringe” element like so many other books on this subject. Block is a suburban wife and mother who yearned for a way to be honest with herself and her partner about her desires and was able to succeed. This book is a great resource for couples considering polyamory or an open relationship/marriage and also includes a host of other resources to help continue your journey. 2008, 280 pp.