The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant
Dan Savage's nationally syndicated sex advice column, "Savage Love," enrages and excites more than four million people each week. In The Kid, Savage tells a no-holds-barred, high-energy story of an ordinary American couple who wants to have a baby. Except that in this case the couple happens to... show more
Dan Savage's nationally syndicated sex advice column, "Savage Love," enrages and excites more than four million people each week. In The Kid, Savage tells a no-holds-barred, high-energy story of an ordinary American couple who wants to have a baby. Except that in this case the couple happens to be Dan and his boyfriend. That fact, in the face of a society enormously uneasy with gay adoption, makes for an edgy, entertaining, and illuminating read. When Dan and his boyfriend are finally presented with an infant badly in need of parenting, they find themselves caught up in a drama that extends well beyond the confines of their immediate world. A story about confronting homophobia, falling in love, getting older, and getting a little bit smarter, The Kid is a book about the very human desire to have a family.
Publish date: June 1st 2000
Pages no: 246
Edition language: English
, Biography Memoir
I've been reading Dan Savage's Savage Love for years and years now, and when I'm in the mood for Podcasts (which I have to admit, I rarely am, I just can't seem to get into them, it puzzles me greatly), I often listen to his Savage Lovecast. He's generally quite open about himself, his life and his ...
Think what you want about Dan Savage and his sex advice columns, his story of how he and his boyfriend adopted a baby boy is irreverently funny and touchingly honest.
I was reminded of this checking out Dan's new thing, the It'll Get Better Project - "It'll get better! But not for you" - anyway, this is a terrific book.
I read these books in opposite order, so I'm used to thinking about DJ as an eight year old. It was touching to read the story about how they became a family. As always Dan's writing is initmate, with just the perfect touch of snark --the guy at the cocktail party that you are so glad you ended up n...
This is a very good book: funny in a self-deprecating way, uncomfortably honest in a funny way, intelligently perceptive under a veneer of cynicism and comedic exaggeration, and seriously committed to family. (Savage makes a big deal about how much his Irish-Catholic roots influence him, and indeed ...