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When Someone You Love is Kinky by Dossie Easton and Catherine Liszt

Title: When Someone You Love is Kinky
Author: Dossie Easton and Catherine Liszt (who are also the authors of the famous poly book The Ethical Slut)
Genre: Nonfiction, altsex, support (I'd say self-help, but it's really about supporting the kinky person in your life, if you have one).
Reason for Reading: I picked this up at a friend's house. I enjoyed it so I thought I'd read the whole thing.
Finished In: Weeks.
Pages: A slim, unintimidating 156 pages.
Copyright Date: 2000
Cover: Pink, with a gloved hand holding out a rose.
First line: "Can anyone really ever understand someone else's experience, someone else's life?"
Best part: The authors solicited letters from kinky people that they felt they couldn't send, and these are included periodically throughout the book. Many of them are quite touching.
Worst part: I wondered a little bit if the BDSM scene wasn't being whitewashed just a tad in the pursuit of helping vanilla folks feel comfortable.
Imaginary Theme Song: "One of these things is not like the others" from Sesame Street
Grade: B+
Recommended for: If you know or suspect that someone in your life practices BDSM this is the best and most appropriate book for you to read.
Related Reads: My Husband Betty by Helen Boyd is the only one I can think of that's similar (about marriage to a crossdresser).
Tags: books 2011, nonfiction
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