Screw the Fairytale was my second book, and my most serious because it was research-based, rather than first-person memoir. Frustrated by the seemingly ubiquitous view that everyone needs to find a partner and kids to be happy, I set out to investigate whether the ‘fairytale’ model of marriage and kids is still appropriate for our modern day world.

Through anecdotes from my own colourful love life at the time, to undercover missions, including a meeting for sex addicts, a ‘wife-finding’ tour to Ukraine and staying in a polyamorous commune in The Highlands, along with interviews with anthropologists, psychologists, swingers, sperm donor mothers and more, I set out to map the real landscape of modern relationships.

You can find out more about it here.

Featured or mentioned in: The Independent, Metro, Evening Standard, CNN, Sunday Magazine (New Zealand), Prospect Magazine

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