The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant

The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant

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by Dan Savage
     
 

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The syndicated sex advice columnist of "Savage Love" tells a no-holds-barred story of an ordinary American couple who want to have a baby, except that in this case, the couple happens to be Savage and his boyfriend.

Overview

The syndicated sex advice columnist of "Savage Love" tells a no-holds-barred story of an ordinary American couple who want to have a baby, except that in this case, the couple happens to be Savage and his boyfriend.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525945253
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.93(d)

Meet the Author

Dan Savage's column, "Savage Love," is a nationally syndicated sex-advice column read by more than four million people each week. He has written the column for eight years, and it runs in twenty-six newspapers in the United States and Canada. He also writes "Dear Dan," an online advice column for ABCNews.com. Savage is the associate editor of The Stranger in Seattle and a regular contributor to This American Life on NPR and is the author of Savage Love (Plume), a collection of his advice columns. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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The Kid: (What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant) an Adoption Story 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
O my becky
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I have been a Dan Savage fan for years. I began this book not sure what to expect save for Savage's brilliant sarcasm. I found so much more! I was unable to put this down!
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This is a great story about family! Kudos Dan I LOVED this book!!!
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trf3 More than 1 year ago
Amazing, funny, insightful story of Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller's decision to have a baby. It's a great read for people considering adoption, or for gay families who want to give their straight relatives an inside perspective of the struggle gay families have just to become families. Dan does a great job of making hard points in a very non-threatening, approachable way.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I actually bought this book about three years ago when I went on a book buying binge and bought dozens of books only to store them away in closets and boxes. I slowly worked my way through them all and landed on this book about a week ago. Now you have to know i'm a very slow reader. It took me a week to finish this book. I just couldn't put it down! I had no idea this was a true story. The characters are so rich and unique, I thought for sure they were fictional. But no, they're real living people. The way this guy writes is so superb. It flows easily off the pages and into your mind. Not only that but he's outrageously funny. I found myself breaking down with fits of laughter and rereading passages over and over. Then i'd call some friends and read them parts of the story (and of course they wouldn't get it but i'd laugh still the same). At the end of the book i was surprised to find out it could also be considered a 'how-to' book. I never took the idea of adoption seriously...I had no idea I'd learn so much from this cute book with a pretty baby on the cover. I'm happy to say that if i ever do attempt to adopt, i'll devour this book again and be well on my way. I recommend it to everyone, even if they don't agree with homosexuality...it'll enlighten even the darkest minds!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is exactly my favorite kind of humor; riotous laughing that exposes and wam, heartfelt, insightful message while you have tons of guffaws and giggles.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Frankly, my conservative mind had to stretch like a rubber band to get into the My Boyfriend And I decided To Go Get Pregnant Story, and love its charming account of real family values that shows love knows no sexual preferences. Who can resist the photo of the little child on the book cover and the real-life photo of the author? I couldn't. Gisela Gasper Fitzgerald, author of ADOPTION: An Open, Semi-Open or Closed Practice?
Guest More than 1 year ago
can't put it down. so funny and insightful. a good read for everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Let me tell you this...I have no personal interest in reading a story about a gay couple adopting. I was not on a fact-finding mission for my own use. But I picked up this book because Dan Savage is an excellent writer, and he didn't let me down. He tells everything the way it is and it's funny! For those of you going through adoption, gay or straight, you should read this book to infuse the situation with a little humor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is phenomenal. I randomly bought it after reading an interview with Dan Savage (the author) on BN.com. I am not a big fan of non-fiction, but the story seemed compelling so I figured I would give it a whirl. While I have often heard of these books ¿you cannot put down¿ I had never encountered one ¿ until now. Thinking I would read for a few minutes before getting ready to go out for a night on the town, I picked up the book. I lost my entire Friday evening and finally put the book down, completed, at 6 a.m. The book is worth every minute. It is the lowest common denominator at its best: sex, love, kids, music, steak, Björk, relationships et cetera. I¿ve recommended this book to all my closest friends, and I recommend it to you ¿ just don¿t make any plans for Friday.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought the book and had to read it all in one night. Not only is it filled with humor, wit and charm, but surprise twists which make it 'not your average gay couple adoption book.' Mr. Savage is truly a gifted writer and I felt everyone of his and his boyfriends' hopes, fears, disappointment, etc. Gay, straight, fertile, infertile, adopted, hatched or left by aliens, you should read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very well writen
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is many things. It is funny. It is informative. It is fun. It is original. But all of this is completely shadowed by the brilliant honesty that Savage uses. Everything is described in the most frank and straight forward manner. The beauty of this book is that Savage refuses to compromise the honest truth for what people want to hear. The book is fantastic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is written in a very refreshing and entertaining style. It is definetly one of the not-able-to-put-down books. It gives answers to questions that both gays and straights have concerning adoption, not being a 'gay book' per se, what really makes it beneficial to many couples and should be recommended by adoption agencies. At the same time it is full of honesty wit and humor, the way we are used from Dan Savage's column. A wonderful book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book. It was one of those books that once you start reading it, it is hard to put down. I really liked the way that Dan Savage goes into everything about how an open adoption works. I am not the kind of person that usually likes to read as most books put me to sleep but this one didn't. I wanted to find out what was going to happen next. I fully recommend you get this book even if you are not planning to get a child.