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  • Published: 3 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9781529940374
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $36.99

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A Memoir of Open Marriage

  • Molly Roden Winter



The instant New York Times bestselling memoir of an open marriage that everyone is talking about

The instant New York Times bestselling memoir that everyone is talking about

'This book about open marriage is going to blow up your group chat' The Washington Post

Molly Roden Winter was a mother of small children with a husband, Stewart, who often worked late. One night when Stewart missed the kids’ bedtime—again—she stormed out of the house to clear her head. At a bar, she met Matt, a flirtatious younger man. When Molly told her husband that Matt had asked her out, she was surprised that Stewart encouraged her to accept.

So began Molly’s unexpected open marriage and, with it, a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Molly signs up for dating sites, enters into passionate flings, and has sex in hotels and public places around New York City. For Molly it’s a mystery why she wants what she wants. In therapy sessions, fuelled by the discovery that her parents had an open marriage, too, she grapples with her past and what it means to be a mother and a whole person.

Molly and Stewart, who also begins to see other people, set ground rules: Don’t date an ex. Don’t date someone in the neighbourhood. Don’t go to anyone’s home. And above all, don’t fall in love. In the years that follow, they break most of their rules, even the most important one. They grapple with jealousy, insecurity, and doubts, all the while wondering: Can they love others and stay true to their love for each other? Can they make the impossible work?

More is an electric debut that offers both steamy fun and poignant reflections on motherhood, daughterhood, marriage, and self-fulfilment. With warmth, humour, and style, Molly Roden Winter delivers an unputdownable journey of a woman becoming her most authentic self.

  • Published: 3 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9781529940374
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $36.99

Praise for More

This book about open marriage is going to blow up your group chat

Washington Post

Breathtakingly candid

New York Times

Rather than rejecting monogamy outright, this thoughtful foray into free love asks if polyamory can enrich a couple’s relationship...Roden Winter makes a strong case for open marriage as a crucible in which love of self, partner and others can be deepened.

Financial Times

A luscious and surprising tale of one woman finding her way back to herself. An honest and astonishing memoir of what it means to authentically desire

Rachel Yoder, author of Nightbitch

An intimate glimpse into an open marriage with all its glorious imperfections. What a gift to witness Molly and her husband fumble through this relationship evolution and offer us a front row seat to their growth as a couple, and her breakthroughs as an individual. For anyone who's ever been curious about open marriage, this engrossing, achingly honest memoir is a must-read.

Emily Morse, founder and host, Sex With Emily