Is Monogamy DeadThis week on the Brit Lit Podcast, I speak to Rosie Wilby, author of Is Monogamy Dead?: Rethinking Relationships in the 21st Century. Among other things, we discuss literary friendships, the painfulness of breakups, and her favourite music memoirs.




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Books mentioned in this episode:

Is Monogamy Dead? by Rosie Wilby

Bridget Jones’s Diary, by Helen Fielding

Tales Of The City, by Armistead Maupin

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, by Carrie Brownstein

Bedsit Disco Queen: How I Grew Up and Tried to Be a Pop Star, by Tracey Thorn

She Bop: The Definitive History of Women in Popular Music, by Lucy O’Brien

Trans: A Memoir, by Juliet Jacques

How To Be a Woman, by Caitlin Moran

Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own, by Kate Bolick

Modern Romance, by Aziz Ansari

Out of Time, by Miranda Sawyer

Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly

Still Alice, by Lisa Genova

The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Wals

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, by Jesse Andrews

The Diplomat’s Daughter, by Karin Tanabe

An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green

Astonish Me, by Maggie Shipstead

A Kind of Freedom, by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

A Dirty Job, by Christopher Moore

A Man Called Ove, by Frederik Backman

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, by Joanna Cannon

Love in Small Letters/Love in Lowercase, by Francesc Miralles

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman

The Terrible Privacy Of Maxwell Sim, by Jonathan Coe

Man at the Helm, by Nina Stibbe

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