Sophie Lucido Johnson appears at Powell’s City of Books to sign her first book Many Love: A Memoir of Polyamory and Finding Love(s) on Monday, July 16th at 7:30 PM.
Sophie Lucido Johnson is both a proud polyamorist and student of all kinds of unconventional love, and she’s ready to set the record straight on this often misunderstood practice. In her sharp and witty illustrated memoir, MANY LOVE, writer and artist Sophie Lucido Johnson traces her own transformation: growing up, all she wanted was a boyfriend who was “marriage material”—it wasn’t until college that she realized the love she was looking for might look a little different than her parents’ 40-year marriage. Along the way, she probes what polyamory is, what it’s not, where it comes from, and the misunderstandings that plague the community.
From charts defining key relationship terms to how it feels when your boyfriend falls in love with someone else for the first time (hint: nauseating, terrifying, and exhilarating), Johnson seamlessly fuses a sociological look at modern love with her deeply personal experiences, creating a memorable debut that will empower readers to build better relationships and to cherish all of the love in their lives.
Many Love is a perceptive, wide-ranging, and refreshingly honest book that reexamines much of what we have come to believe about love and relationships.
Sophie Lucido Johnson is a writer, illustrator, comedian, and the editor-in-chief of Neutrons Protons, an online literary magazine. She has been published in The New Yorker, Guernica, The Guardian, VICE, Catapult, DAME, McSweeney’s, Jezebel, The Hairpin, and ROOKIE, among others. She has just completed Master of Fine Arts in Writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Many Love is her first book.
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