breakdown of the middle ground.

topical books

The Alcoholic

By: Jonathan Ames
Semi-autobiographical graphic novel by the prolific and raw Jonathan Ames that is both humorous and touching, depicts how a man named Jonathan A. becomes obsessed with both a man and a woman.

The Story of a Marriage

By: Andrew Sean Greer, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A bisexual love-triangle set in 1950’s San Francisco.


By: Amber Lehman

Bad Habits: A Love Story

By: Cristy C. Road
Semi-autobiographical semi-graphic about a young bi punk girl comes to NYC to find love and escape dullsville. One girl-fling, but story much stronger on boyfriends. On the plus side, the character comes out as bi in chapter one.

Author is bi and lives in Brooklyn, where the book’s action is set.

Hunga Dunga

By: Phil Polizatto

Wolf Tales VI

By: Kate Douglas
If you are a fan of erotica novels, and prefer your erotica bisexual, you will like this tale of bisexual human/wolf shape-shifters.

Author is bi as well.

OPEN: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage

By: Jenny Block
2008 Bisexual Lammy Award winner combination memoir and manifesto-that reads like a novel.

The Bishop’s Daughter: A Memoir

By: Honor Moore

This double bisexual memoir caused a scandal when it posthumously revealed the bisexuality Paul Moore, former Episcopal Bishop of New York. He is portrayed here as a man both marvelous and flawed, as only a daughter can know him. In addition, like any good biographer, she read all his letters and tracked down his lovers. She also intertwines her own openly bisexual history and contrasts the difference between leading an openly bisexual life and a hidden one.

Queer Greer

By: A.J. Walkley

Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel

By: Edmund White
This short biography of influential bisexual French poet and prodigy Arthur Rimbaud documents his passionate relationship with equally famous and equally bisexual French poet Paul Verlaine, as well as the relationships with women the two men had.

Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey

Edited by Ron Jackson Suresha, Taylor & Francis
Anthology that looks at the influence of Kinsey on the understanding of bisexuality and his influence on the contributing authors.

Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire

By: Lisa M. Diamond
Lisa Diamond follows 100 female subjects with same-sex attractions for 10 years, 57% of whom identified as either bisexual or unlabeled, so was able to identify patterns over time. Her initial press release debunked many stereotypes about bisexual women, but now she seems to veer away from using the B word…

Confessions of an Unapologetic Bisexual Hippie: Interview with Hunga Dunga

By: Phil Polizatto

Love You Two: bi & poly book interview with Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

Teen/young adult novel that tackles the topics of bisexuality and polyalmory.

Split Screen

By: Brent Hartinger

Plural loves: Designs for Bi and Poly Living

By: Anderlini-D’Onofrio

A diverse collection of essays on bi and poly relationships.

Look Both Ways: Bisexual politics

By: Baumgardner, J.

An broad-ranging examination and analysis of bisexuality, and bi people, relationships, politics, and community.

Women loving: A journey toward becoming an independent woman. New

By: Falk, R.

In depth personal account of the author’s process of coming to terms with and honoring her bisexuality.

Bisexual and gay husbands, their stories, their words

A collection of personal accounts, based on contributions to an online discussion group for gay and bisexual married men.

Barry & Alice: Portrait of a Bisexual Marriage.

By: Kohn, B., & Matusow

An autobiographical account of the authors’ marriage and the impact on their relationship of their coming to terms with their bisexuality.

Blessed bi spirit: Bisexual people of faith

By:  Kolodny, D. R.

A wide-ranging anthology, with contributions by 31 bisexual people of faith speaking in a most affirmative way about the intersection of spirituality and sexuality in their lives.

The bisexual’s guide to the universe: Quips, tips, and list for those who go both ways.

By: Kristal, N., & Szymanski, M.

A far-ranging and humorous look at all aspects of bisexuality in America.


By: J.E. Knowles

Bisexual resource guide

By: Ochs, R

Getting bi: Bi: Voices of bisexuals around the world

By: Ochs, R., & Rowley, S. E.

An anthology of personal experiences of bisexual people from all over the world, as well as sections on books, films, and bisexual community resources.

Bisexual lives

By: Off Pink Collective

Collection of personal narratives by bisexual women and bisexual men in the U. K.

Merv Griffin: A Life in the Closet

By: Darwin Porter

Bi lives: Bisexual women tell their stories

By: Orndorff, K.

A collection of very thoughtfully done interviews with a diverse group of 18 women, with a focus on how they became aware of and came to terms with their bisexuality.

Somewhere in the double rainbow: Representations of bisexuality in post-apartheid novels.

By: Stobie, C.

A post-modern examination of bisexuality in South African fiction.


Paul Newman: The Man Behind the Baby Blues

By: Darwin Porter

The Bisexual Option

Fritz Klein, Haworth

Provides a balanced approach to exploring sexual identity through personal interviews.

Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out

Loraine Hutchins

More than 70 women and men from all walks of life describe their lives as bisexuals in prose, poetry, art, and essays.

Byron in Love: A Short Daring Life

By: Edna O’Brien

Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World

A collection of essays, comments, and information about bisexual people from around the world. This anthology features a wide range of people describing their lives and experiences in their own words. There are 184 essays, from 32 different countries, written by teenagers, grandparents and everyone in between. In essays and in poems, authors talk about coming out, tell their life stories, discuss bi community, relationships, politics and desire.

Steve McQueen: King of Cool, Tales of a Lurid Life

By: Darwin Porter

Cheever: A Life

By: Blake Bailey

Vincente Minnelli: Hollywood’s Dark Dreamer

By: Emanuel Levy

Gaia and the New Politics of Love: Notes for a Poly Planet

By: Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio

The Suicide Year

By: Lena Prodan

The Janeid

By: Bobbie Geary

Holy Communion

By: Mykola Dementiuk


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