Through stories most people haven’t experienced, like waiting in line to use the bathroom at an invite-only sex party in New York City, Renard takes her readers to places we all know too well. Feeling disconnected, unappreciated, and like we are doing it all have become hallmarks of modern marriage and parenthood.

Swing is helping individuals flip the switch from depleted to filled up in partnership, parenting, and career while inspiring couples to raise the bar for intimacy and communication inside and outside of the bedroom.

Hilarious, heartbreaking, and hopeful, Renard takes “doing it all” to a level she never intended, and shares (and bares) it all so you can get your life back on track before you go off the deep end.

“Renard’s narrative voice is lighthearted and witty … a thoughtful work that delves into the intricacies of marriage and longing.”


“Swing is the sexiest, funniest, most deeply felt memoir you will read this year.”

Andromeda Romano-Lax, author of Annie of the Wolves and Behave

“In Swing Ashleigh Renard has created an entirely new genre: the hot self-help book. With its wit and grace and wisdom-and some steamy interludes-this book belongs on your shelf next to Glennon Doyle and Brene Brown and Luvvie Ajayi.”

Dr. Deborah Williams, Professor, NYU

Charming, hilarious, and deeply wise, Ashleigh Renard’s remarkable debut is that rare thing: A memoir that both entertains and instructs.”

Joanna Rakoff, author of A Fortunate AgeMy Salinger Year, and The Fifth Passenger (forthcoming)


 Let’s be honest. It takes work to keep it hot. With the distractions of outside life, mixing it up in the bedroom can be low on the priority list. Attempts to improve intimacy can easily be taken as complaints or criticism and lead to further disconnect.

Not Anymore


Keeping it Hot: The Workbook is a guide to understanding, mutual satisfaction, and equitable partnerships

It includes:

–   Ideas for mixing it up in the bedroom

–   Exercises for improved self-awareness and effective communication

–   Challenges for building cooperation in the family 

–  And more!

Because getting the spark back should be fun, not a fight.