On the heels of his Emmy-winning It Gets Better campaign, Dan Savage delivers “powerful messages for both the head and heart” (Entertainment Weekly)
From the moment he began writing his syndicated sex-advice column, Savage Love, Dan Savage has never been shy about expressing his opinion on controversial topics—political or otherwise. Now, he addresses issues ranging from parenting and the gay agenda to the Catholic Church and health care. Among them:
• Why straight people should have straight “pride” parades, too
• Why Obamacare, as good as it is, is “still kinda evil”
• Why what passes for sex-ed in America is more like “sex dread”
• Why the Bible is “only as good and decent as the person reading it”
Speaking to a broad range of subjects with brutal honesty and irreverent humor, American Savage cements Dan Savage’s place as a provocative and insightful voice in American culture.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Dan Savage lives in Seattle.
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6. My Son Comes Out
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Table of Contents
1 At a Loss 5
2 It's Never Okay to Cheat (Except When It Is) 19
3 Sex Dread 41
4 The GGG Spot 53
5 The Choicer Challenge 67
6 My Son Comes Out 75
7 Crazy, Mad, Salacious 93
8 Folsom Prism Blues 101
9 The Straight Pride Parade 121
10 Four Closet Cases 131
11 Mistakes Were Made 141
12 On Being Different 163
13 Extended Stay 173
14 Rick and Me 185
15 Still Evil. Less Evil. But Still Evil. 203
16 It's Happened Again 231
17 Bigot Christmas 239
What People are Saying About This
Praise for IT GETS BETTER
“An off-shoot of Savage’s online movement to reach out to bullied gay teens, this collection gathers inspiring essays from the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, Tim Gunn, and Barack Obama.”
—Entertainment Weekly’s ‘Must List’
“Handpicked and heartfelt essays from contributors famous and obscure, gay and straight.”
“If a copy of It Gets Better could find a home in every school library in America, think how many teachers, administrators, and parents would have the tools they need to improve their school’s climate.”
—The Huffington Post
“Brand-new and expanded essays, a section devoted to resources for LGBT teens, and an introduction from Savage that looks back at the project’s meteoric rise to viral fame. It’s chicken soup for the gay teenage soul.”