About Jenny Block





enny Block, is a frequent contributor to a number of high-profile publications from Huffington Post to Playboy, and is the author of “Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage” (2008 Lambda Literary Award). She appears regularly on HuffPo Live, the HuffPo Sex and Love Podcast, and is featured in HuffPo’s first ever, free-standing multimedia project. She holds both her BA and her MA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and taught college composition for nearly ten years.


Her work appears in and on a wide variety of publications and websites, including Huffingtonpost.com, Playboy.com, YourTango.comAskMen.comTheDailyMeal.comDallas Morning News, Dallas Voice, EdgeDallas.com, FoxNews.com, and American Way Magazine.


She is often called on as an expert on sex and women’s sexuality for YourTango.com, Bustle.com, Woman’s Day Magazine, SheKnows.com, and many others.


Her essay “And Then We Were Poly” is included in Rebecca Walker’s book, One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Polyamory, Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly Modern Love” (Riverhead Hardcover, February 2009), which received a starred review from Kirkus. Jenny’s essay “On Being Barbie” is included in the book “It’s a Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters” (Seal Press, March 2006).


Jenny has appeared on a variety of television and radio programs, including Nightline, Fox and Friends, The Glenn Beck Show, The Tyra Banks Show, Good Morning Texas, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, FoxNews.com (online video), Playboy Radio, The Alan Colmes Show, The Young Turks, and BBC Radio.


“Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage” was written up and/or reviewed both nationally and internationally in and on a variety of publications and sites, including Publishers WeeklyLibrary JournalGlamourSan Francisco ChronicleBaltimore City PaperThe GuardianThe New York TimesWOW-WomenOnWriting.com, Marie Claire, Curve, Observer UK, Maxi (Germany), Psychologies (UK), Playgirl, NPR’s Morning Edition, feministing.com, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Daily News, 2: The Magazine for Couples (Canada), wow-womenonwriting.com, and the Baltimore City Paper.