Ask Me About Polyamory: The Best of Kimchi Cuddles
Author: Tikva Wolf
Publication Date: September 15, 2016
Formats: Trade paperback, Kindle and ePub
ISBN: 978-0-9964601-1-8 (print); 978-0-9964601-2-5 (ePub)
Price: US$24.95 (paperback); $9.99 (e-book)
If your relationships or your gender are unconventional, you’ll find useful advice and plenty of laughs in this compilation of the wildly popular webcomic Kimchi Cuddles. Quirky, endearing and charmingly (and sometimes painfully) realistic characters, many based on real people, explore polyamory, queer and genderqueer issues. Covering practical matters like time management and serious topics like discrimination, this book unites the best of two years of Kimchi Cuddles comics, organized into a practical and entertaining guide to the real world of alternative relationships.
Kimchi Cuddles is a rare mix: fearlessly true to the lives of the people it depicts yet relatable enough to entertain and inform anyone (maybe even your parents). Dealing with both lighthearted and serious subject matter, it avoids clichés and easy answers, choosing instead to give examples of different schools of thought and show the humanity behind each one. Wolf’s honesty and gift for clear explanation have made Kimchi Cuddles a hit with the most dedicated polyamorists as well as curious newcomers.
“Kimchi Cuddles is a wonderful comic that has helped many many poly people to navigate their relationships and to explain them to others. The warm and open style, and great way of getting complex things across simply, makes it one of the best relationship comics out there.”
—Dr. Meg John Barker, author of Rewriting the Rules
“A hilarious take on the ups and down of poly life. Couldn’t put it down.”
—Jessica Burde, author of Polyamory and Pregnancy
“Kimchi Cuddles gives us a window into a community of individuals with big hearts, open minds and serious relationship skills. Their willingness to share their journeys with others through Tikva’s work is a gift to everyone constructing relationships that don’t fit the traditional model.”
—Sheffa Ariens, MA, MFT, licensed marriage and family therapist
“Hurrah for Kimchi! A fantastically relatable and relaxing space which provides a glimpse of the diverse extraordinary, made comically ordinary. Kimchi Cuddles entertains, not through politics, agenda or ideology, but through loving personal stories and is therefore one of the most poignant and enjoyable reads I’ve had the pleasure to add to my non-normative literature collection.”
—Louisa Leontiades, author of The Husband Swap