The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family
Dan Savage’s mother wants him to get married. His boyfriend, Terry, says “no thanks” because he doesn’t want to act like a straight person. Their six-year-old son DJ says his two dads aren’t “allowed” to get married, but that he’d like to come to the reception and eat cake. Throw into the mix... show more
Dan Savage’s mother wants him to get married. His boyfriend, Terry, says “no thanks” because he doesn’t want to act like a straight person. Their six-year-old son DJ says his two dads aren’t “allowed” to get married, but that he’d like to come to the reception and eat cake. Throw into the mix Dan’s straight siblings, whose varied choices form a microcosm of how Americans are approaching marriage these days, and you get a rollicking family memoir that will have everyone—gay or straight, right or left, single or married—howling with laughter and rethinking their notions of marriage and all it entails.
Publish date: September 26th 2006
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Biography Memoir
I can't remember why Dan Savage's works were under discussion the other day, but when I saw this listed as available on my library audio download shelf, I reflexively added it.I'm glad I did- it was fun to revisit from a slightly less repressive political climate. The narration was nicely done. The ...
Dan Savage takes on the topic of gay marriage as he explores his own relationship and his family's reaction to the possibility of getting married.
I am getting married in a little over a month. I am fortunately able to do this, because I am a heterosexual. If I was not, my attempt to enter into a legally-binding, stable relationship with my significant other would apparently rock the very foundations of the institution, and possibly turn a bu...
I enjoy Savage's writing. I was predisposed to like this book. Unsurprisingly, I did.Savage has a gimlet eye which somehow manages to also be warm and sweet. His struggles with the nature of marriage and his own personal relationship to it are seasoned with family vignettes and hilarious walk-ons by...
I'm not actually a huge fan of Dan Savage's "Savage Love" column, but I really enjoyed this book. In it, Savage gives a heartfelt, funny account of the move toward marrying his boyfriend and how that affects him, his friends, and most of all, his family. His mom is really the hero of this book. A st...