Homo Domesticus: Notes from a Same-Sex Marriage [NOOK Book]

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In this “sweet, funny, true tale of same-sex romance” (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY), David Valdes Greenwood sets the record straight on gay marriage-and reminds us what really matters to any couple. Here he charts the ups and downs of an all-too-human relationship: going on that first “non-date”; learning to share duties (and mince words) in the kitchen; dealing with a wandering eye; and realizing that life as a couple is all about discovering “just how many things you can approach differently without actually killing each...
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Homo Domesticus: Notes from a Same-Sex Marriage

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Overview

In this “sweet, funny, true tale of same-sex romance” (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY), David Valdes Greenwood sets the record straight on gay marriage-and reminds us what really matters to any couple. Here he charts the ups and downs of an all-too-human relationship: going on that first “non-date”; learning to share duties (and mince words) in the kitchen; dealing with a wandering eye; and realizing that life as a couple is all about discovering “just how many things you can approach differently without actually killing each other.” When along comes baby, David and his husband find out just how outrageous and maddeningly wonderful the ties of love can be. This is a radiant, whimsical testament to love and commitment by today’s “gay Erma Bombeck” (NPR).
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Editorial Reviews

Zink
In hilarious, easy-to-devour prose, the author paints a beautifully candid portrait of his marriage. The perfect reading companion.
Curled Up with a Good Book
This is an endearing, humorous, honest account of a marriage between the writer and his husband. Author David Valdes Greenwood is an exceptional storyteller who relates his tale of a loving relationship from the first blossoms of love to the usual trials and tribulations we all face in long-term relationships....If you want to read a magical, funny tale of real people facing life together and searching for happiness, you must read this book.
Bay Area Reporter
Not only the tale of a grounded same-sex marriage, but...the lives of two amazingly devoted parents.
Gay & Lesbian Review
Greenwood is a born storyteller, and the story he tells is one you'll be delighted to hear.
Library Journal

The Valdes Greenwoods (a.k.a. the VGs) are a fairly ordinary family. They met in graduate school, married a few years later, bought a house and a dog, and adopted a child. But in this relationship memoir, Valdes Greenwood also writes of the fun he and his husband have checking out other guys together and the conscious choice each made to speak of his "husband" instead of his "spouse." Neither a sob story of discrimination nor an obvious effort to influence readers to accept gay marriage, this is merely an endearing story about a committed gay couple. Greenwood's humorous, honest, and personal voice makes him a great tour guide and friend through this look into his private life. However, he doesn't present his husband's personality as lucidly; the reader can develop a relationship with only one of the two main players. The couple's homosexuality provides just enough to make this a unique relationship tell-all, but the hook is not overused (save in the title). For larger public libraries.
—Anna Katterjohn Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786731916
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 4/27/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 249 KB

Meet the Author

David Valdes Greenwood teaches at Tufts University and lives in Massachusetts.
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Table of Contents


Hello, Young Lovers
Why We Marry     3
Where Husbands Come From     19
Two Hearts Beat as Two     33
More Than Meets the "I Do"
A Pansy by Any Other Name?     45
Flirt, but Don't Touch     59
Miffing     71
Crossing the Threshold
The Missing DINK     83
Bath, Bed, and Beyond     93
Creature Comfort     105
A Threat to Marriage?
Go Toward What You Love     119
How the Other Half Proposes     137
Where Babies Come From
The Greatest Sales Pitch Ever     153
This Is Wanting Something     167
Two Madmen and a Baby     181
In This Together     199
Acknowledgments     213
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  • Posted August 29, 2011

    Great read

    I dont know if this book would be interesting to everybody. But if you are gay, married, and planning to adopt - then this book is great. It is very witty, and talks about building a gay family. After all the years spent with no role models - this books serves as a great one. Thanks DVG!

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