Skipping Towards Gomorrah by Dan Savage
The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America

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In Skipping Towards Gomorrah, Dan Savage eviscerates the right-wing conservatives as he commits each of the Seven Deadly Sins himself (or tries to) and finds those everyday Americans who take particular delight in their sinful pursuits.  Among them:

Greed:  Gamblers reveal secrets behind outrageous fortune.

Lust: "We're swingers!"-you won't believe who's  doing it.

Anger: Texans shoot off some rounds and then listen to Dan fire off on his own about guns, gun  control, and the Second Amendment.

Combine a unique history of the Seven Deadly Sins, a new interpretation of the biblical stories of Sodom and Gomorrah, and enough Bill Bennett, Robert Bork, Pat Buchanan, Dr. Laura, and Bill O'Reilly bashing to more than make up for their incessant carping, and you've got the most provocative book of the fall.


About Dan Savage

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Dan Savage is the author of the internationally syndicated sex-advice column, "Savage Love" and the editor of The Stranger, Seattle's weekly newspaper. His books include Skipping Towards Gomorrah; Savage Love, a collection of his advice columns; and The Kid, an award-winning memoir about adoption. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, the op-ed pages of The New York Times, Travel & Leisure,, Nest, Rolling Stone, The Onion, and other publications. He has also contributed numerous pieces to This American Life on NPR. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Published September 30, 2003 by Plume. 324 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Despite the night in NYC when he tries to commit all seven sins, moderation is his gambit: “Moderation in all things, that’s my motto, and I believe it applies to moderation itself.” “There are millions of ethical, fully moral sinners in America,” says he.

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But Savage dutifully does a nice bit of "undercover reporting" for each sin, checking out a swinger's party for "Lust," visiting Las Vegas for "Greed," attending a fat acceptance convention for "Gluttony."

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Entertainment Weekly

Since he's spent much of his career dispensing sex advice in his column ''Savage Love,'' it is perhaps fitting that Savage is now focusing on good old-fashioned sinning, the kind that has taken a beating by conservative scolds like Robert Bork and William Bennett.

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The Stranger

Washington companies include, in order by revenues: Costco, Microsoft, WaMu, Weyerhaeuser, Paccar, Amazon, Nordstrom, Starbucks, Safeco, Expeditors Int’l (?), Alaska Air, Puget Energy, Expedia, Plum Creek Timber (?), and Potlach (?).

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