Book Review: More Than Two

More Than Two book review

A few months ago I was sent a review copy of More Than Two, the long-expected guide to polyamory by Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert.

Folks, the wait was well worth it.

There are things I could quibble with, minor points I disagree with, but overall this is the best book about poly relationships I have ever read.

Franklin and Eve use straight talk, gentle humor, common sense, and years of experience to create a solid guide to along the journey that is polyamory. More Than Two has a great deal to offer both folks exploring polyamory for the first time and experienced poly-folk who may have hit a few bumps in the road.

In particular, I think the sections on rule, agreements, and boundaries is a powerful tool, and I wish something like it were part of the standard cultural narrative for all relationship types.

There are a few (very few) things I would have handled differently, and a few (very few) things I would have liked to see covered in more depth. Overall, this is an amazing book and I highly recommend it.

(Originally Posted Sept 8, 2014. This post contains affiliate links.)

4 thoughts on “Book Review: More Than Two

  1. Have not read the book yet, but I am not at all agreeable to the concept. I was previously involved with a man that cheated with both other men, women, and couples; having experienced first hand the hurt and myriad of emotions that come from “sharing”, it’s an absurd concept.

    1. Cheating isn’t “sharing” anymore than stealing is. Giving your friend half your spending money for their birthday is completely different from that friend sneaking into your purse and taking that same money.

      I’m very sorry you had that experience, it’s a horrible thing when someone breaks your trust that way. But like the difference between sharing and stealing, the emotions with polyamory–when everyone chooses it freely–and cheating are completely different.

  2. Have not read the book yet, but I am not at all agreeable to the concept. I was previously involved with a man that cheated with both other men, women, and couples; having experienced first hand the hurt and myriad of emotions that come from “sharing”, it’s an absurd concept.

    1. Cheating isn’t “sharing” anymore than stealing is. Giving your friend half your spending money for their birthday is completely different from that friend sneaking into your purse and taking that same money.

      I’m very sorry you had that experience, it’s a horrible thing when someone breaks your trust that way. But like the difference between sharing and stealing, the emotions with polyamory–when everyone chooses it freely–and cheating are completely different.

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