The Kid by Dan Savage
What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant

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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.

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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 June 1, 2000 by Plume. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Gay & Lesbian, Parenting & Relationships, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Along the way, Savage revels in his rejection of the sanitized and homogenized model of the innocuous homosexual and blatantly exposes all of his dirty laundry, from bondage to drugs, from messy housekeeping to strained relationships with some family members.

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Savage is best when detailing the emotional ups and downs that came with revealing that he was even considering gay parenting, including his anxiety about the possible disapproval of both gay and straight friends, about the ways his sex life would change and about buying the right ""baby things."...

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Dan Savage's sex column Savage Love dispenses advice to typical (and often extremely atypical) letter-writers with an enjoyably cynical attitude toward love and happiness.

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Bloomberg Rating: *** What the Stars Mean: **** Do Not Miss *** Excellent ** Good * Poor (No stars) Worthless (John Simon is the New York drama critic for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News.

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“The Kid” is not for children, due to language and adult themes, nor for those who shiver with moral indignation at the phrase “same-sex.” Even so, the musical does center on traditional values — traditional musical comedy values — and has a tender and sweet marshmallow heart at its center.

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