Taormino to Sign at Book Soup

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Author Tristan Taormino will be reading from and signing her new book, "Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships," at Book Soup on Wednesday, Aug. 13.

"The book is a look at the relationship possibilities beyond monogamy," Taormino said on her website. "It dispels some of the myths about open relationships and outlines several different styles of open relationships, helping readers decide if an open relationship is right for them; how to develop healthy, positive open relationships, and how to transform a monogamous relationship into a non-monogamous one.

"For those already involved in non-monogamy, it offers practical, creative strategies for making an open relationship work, including tips on communication, negotiation, jealousy, boundary setting, and conflict resolution. The book features interviews with people in open relationships sharing the intimate details of their struggles, fears, hopes, and successes."

"Opening Up" is published by Cleis Press, which specializes in books in the areas of sexuality, gay and lesbian studies, erotica, fiction, gender studies and human rights.

Admission to the reading is free, and copies of the book will be available for purchase.

The event is at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, Calif., starting at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the Book Soup website.