Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad

Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad

by Dan Bucatinsky
Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad

Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad

by Dan Bucatinsky


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From actor/writer/producer Dan Bucatinsky, executive producer of NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are?, a collection of snort-milk-through-your-nose funny stories of parenthood that will obliterate the boundaries of gender and sexual orientation, and sweep readers up on a journey into fatherhood—warts and all.

In 2005, Dan Bucatinsky and his partner, Don Roos, found themselves in an LA delivery room, decked out in disposable scrubs from shower cap to booties, to welcome their adopted baby girl—launching their frantic yet memorable adventures into fatherhood. Two and a half years later, the same birth mother—a heroically generous, pack-a-day teen with a passion for Bridezilla marathons and Mountain Dew—delivered a son into the couple’s arms. In Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight? Bucatinsky moves deftly from sidesplitting stories about where kids put their fingers to the realization that his athletic son might just grow up to be straight and finally to a reflection on losing his own father just as he’s becoming one. Bucatinsky’s soul-baring and honest stories tap into that all-encompassing, and very human, hunger to be a parent—and the life-changing and often ridiculous road to getting there.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451660739
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Edition description: Original
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Dan Bucatinsky wrote, produced, and starred in the indie romantic comedy All Over the Guy and cocreated and costarred in the acclaimed web-to-television Showtime series Web Therapy. He continues to act, write, and produce for film and television. He lives in California.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Wake Up and Smell the Fingers 1

Chapter 2 This CAN'T Be Love 13

Chapter 3 What Happened in Vegas 25

Chapter 4 Who Knew? 43

Chapter 5 Aunt Cuckoo 57

Chapter 6 To Cut or Not to Cut 65

Chapter 7 Pee on the Hand, Poop on the Coat 71

Chapter 8 Bam Bam 75

Chapter 9 One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish … Three-Way 83

Chapter 10 I'm Not as Competitive as You Are 91

Chapter 11 More Than I Can Chew 103

Chapter 12 Room 207 113

Chapter 13 Sexy Look 125

Chapter 14 Faster, Pussycat, Swim, Swim 131

Chapter 15 A Giant Valentine for a Tiny Heart 139

Chapter 16 Keeping Them Off the Pipe and the Pole 145

Chapter 17 Out in the Park 153

Chapter 18 The F Word 161

Chapter 19 The Box 171

Chapter 20 Let's AU Do the Twist 185

Chapter 21 Keeping Up with the Bergmans 189

Chapter 22 You Are Who You Meet 197

Chapter 23 Roxanne 205

Chapter 24 Tangled 211

Chapter 25 Angry Bird 215

Chapter 26 Birth Mom Barbie 225

Chapter 27 Why Are We Still Talking About This? 233

Acknowledgments 241

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