The Game Changer: A Memoir of Disruptive Love
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If you enjoyed the tiny snippets of personal history in More Than Two and want more of that, you will like The Game Changer. And if the experience of being in a poly/mono relationship hits close to home, read it. It won't solve your problems but it will give you something to talk about with your partner.