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Old 03-07-2014, 01:08 AM
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Default The Ethical Slut.....Got to Get it!

Hello all,

I just purchased The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory. I totally love this book, and it is an easy read too; with just the right amount of dry humor to provide an lol every now and then.

I am sure many of you know about this book, but if there is anyone out there that has yet to experience its bliss....don't wait any longer!

The chapter on "jealousy" is the one that is really hitting home for me right now. I am SO happy I found this read.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:18 AM
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I did not enjoy the writing style at all in Ethical Slut - honestly, after 3 or 4 tries, I have yet to make it through the entire thing.

Glad you enjoyed it, though! I know a lot of people who recommend it.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:56 AM
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There are a lot of people who think of that book as a poly "bible" of sorts. And there are a lot of people who hate it. From what reviews and excerpts I've read, I know I have no desire to read it. I have also really disliked some of the articles and interviews I've come across of Dossie Easton's - I find her views rather irksome. But... to each his/her own!
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Old 03-07-2014, 03:34 AM
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Really? That's interesting. I find it helpful in that it brings light to some of the things I have been working on. But I can see how it is would be cliche. By all means, I know it is not the ONLY literature out there. For me, a recent realized poly, it helps quickly make sense of some of the feelings and ideas I have about my primary relationship and his secondary relationship.

Okay, in my own defense...I am not an English major...lol..... SO I am not up-to-par when it comes to a deep analysis of an author's writing style. I do like their writing, because it is an easy read and I get their humor in all of this.

Maybe ignorance is bliss All in all it floats my boat for now, and may float another inexperienced poly's boat.

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Old 03-07-2014, 04:45 AM
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We do have a thread of Book Recommendations here. Just do a search...
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:33 AM
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Great, thanks xo
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