American Savage: Insights, Slights, And Fights On Faith, Sex, Love, And Politics

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American Savage: Insights, Slights, And Fights On Faith, Sex, Love, And Politics

by Dan Savage

DUTTON ADULT | May 28, 2013 | Hardcover

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On the heels of his Emmy-winning It Gets Better campaign, columnist and provocateur Dan Savage weighs in on such diverse issues as healthcare, gun control, and marriage equality with characteristic straight talk and humor.

Dan Savage has always had a loyal audience, thanks to his syndicated sex-advice column “Savage Love," but since the incredible global success of his It Gets Better project—his book of the same name was a New York Times bestseller—his profile has skyrocketed. In addition, he's written for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Onion, GQ, The Guardian, Salon.com, and countless other widely read publications. Savage is recognized as someone whose opinions about our culture, politics, and society should not only be listened to but taken seriously.

Now, in American Savage, he writes on topics ranging from marriage, parenting, and the gay agenda to the Catholic Church and sex education.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 3.67 × 2.47 × 0.44 in

Published: May 28, 2013

Publisher: DUTTON ADULT

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0525954104

ISBN - 13: 9780525954101

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American Savage: Insights, Slights, And Fights On Faith, Sex, Love, And Politics

by Dan Savage

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 3.67 × 2.47 × 0.44 in

Published: May 28, 2013

Publisher: DUTTON ADULT

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0525954104

ISBN - 13: 9780525954101

About the Book

On the heels of his Emmy-winning It Gets Better campaign, columnist and provocateur Savage weighs in on such diverse issues as healthcare, gun control, and marriage equality with characteristic straight talk and humor.

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6. My Son Comes Out A lot has changed since The Kid , my memoir about adopting our son, D.J., was published a dozen years ago. For starters, D.J. isn’t an infant anymore. And no one sits at home by the phone waiting for a call from a hot guy he met at a dance club or a prospective employer or an adoption agency. Now our phones go wherever we do, in our pockets or (more likely) in our hands, practically a part of our bodies. But it wasn’t that long ago that someone waiting for an important, potentially life-changing phone call would be afraid to leave the house. What else has changed? Our country, of course, and by extension the world—whether the world liked it or not—on 9/11. Two wars came but just one—as of this writing—has gone. Americans put an African-American in the White House. Twice. Republicans put an idiot Alaskan on the national stage. We saw advances on gay rights all over the world. Marriage rights were extended to same-sex couples in nine US states and the District of Columbia, as well as Spain, Argentina, the Netherlands, Canada, South Africa, and five other nations and counting. And now at least fifteen countries—including most recently, France, under Socialist Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault—have extended adoption rights to same-sex couples. When I wrote The Kid , Americans opposed full civil equality for gays and lesbians by wide margins. Today poll after poll shows that an ever-growing majority of Americans now supp
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On the heels of his Emmy-winning It Gets Better campaign, columnist and provocateur Dan Savage weighs in on such diverse issues as healthcare, gun control, and marriage equality with characteristic straight talk and humor.

Dan Savage has always had a loyal audience, thanks to his syndicated sex-advice column “Savage Love," but since the incredible global success of his It Gets Better project—his book of the same name was a New York Times bestseller—his profile has skyrocketed. In addition, he's written for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Onion, GQ, The Guardian, Salon.com, and countless other widely read publications. Savage is recognized as someone whose opinions about our culture, politics, and society should not only be listened to but taken seriously.

Now, in American Savage, he writes on topics ranging from marriage, parenting, and the gay agenda to the Catholic Church and sex education.

About the Author

DAN SAVAGE is the author of the internationally syndicated sex-advice column, "Savage Love." His books include the New York Times bestseller It Gets Better, Skipping Towards Gomorrah, and The Kid, his award-winning memoir about adoption. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Editorial Reviews

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."
-Chicago Sun-Times

"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."
-Salon

 

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