The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend And I Decided To Go Get Pregnant

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The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend And I Decided To Go Get Pregnant

by Dan Savage

Plume | August 31, 2000 | Trade Paperback

The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend And I Decided To Go Get Pregnant is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
Dan Savage''s nationally syndicated sex advice column, "Savage Love," enrages and excites more than four million people each week. In The Kid, Savage tells a no-holds-barred, high-energy story of an ordinary American couple who wants to have a baby. Except that in this case the couple happens to be Dan and his boyfriend. That fact, in the face of a society enormously uneasy with gay adoption, makes for an edgy, entertaining, and illuminating read. When Dan and his boyfriend are finally presented with an infant badly in need of parenting, they find themselves caught up in a drama that extends well beyond the confines of their immediate world. A story about confronting homophobia, falling in love, getting older, and getting a little bit smarter, The Kid is a book about the very human desire to have a family.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8 × 5.46 × 0.64 in

Published: August 31, 2000

Publisher: Plume

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0452281768

ISBN - 13: 9780452281769

Found in: Alternative Family, Literary

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous It's not just about two gay guys adopting a kid... it's a fabulously funny account of two gay guys adopting a kid, from how they met to why they fight to the gutter punk they adopted their baby from. If you enjoy reading Savage Love, Dan's column, you'll love this book... even if you're not into the whole kid thing.
Date published: 2002-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, a book I couldn't put down In the past few years, I've gotten into the habit of buying books only to watch them gather dust on a bookshelf. I bought "The Kid" yesterday and finished it today. I laughed my head off. I even shed more than a few tears. This guy is good. Funny as hell. Sarcastic. Sentimental. Irreverant. I loved this book. Read it!!!!
Date published: 2000-08-08

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The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend And I Decided To Go Get Pregnant

by Dan Savage

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8 × 5.46 × 0.64 in

Published: August 31, 2000

Publisher: Plume

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0452281768

ISBN - 13: 9780452281769

From the Publisher

Dan Savage''s nationally syndicated sex advice column, "Savage Love," enrages and excites more than four million people each week. In The Kid, Savage tells a no-holds-barred, high-energy story of an ordinary American couple who wants to have a baby. Except that in this case the couple happens to be Dan and his boyfriend. That fact, in the face of a society enormously uneasy with gay adoption, makes for an edgy, entertaining, and illuminating read. When Dan and his boyfriend are finally presented with an infant badly in need of parenting, they find themselves caught up in a drama that extends well beyond the confines of their immediate world. A story about confronting homophobia, falling in love, getting older, and getting a little bit smarter, The Kid is a book about the very human desire to have a family.

From the Jacket

From Dan Savage, the writer whose sex-advice column, "Savage Love", enrages and excites four million people every week, comes the story of his journey into parenthood.

For Dan and his boyfriend Terry, the odyssey begins at a seminar in Portland where (after rejecting the idea of making a "biokid" with a lesbian couple, a lesbian single, and their straight next-door neighbor), they decide on an "open adoption". The birth mother who selects them as the adoptive parents for her child is a street kid named Melissa, who drinks and uses drugs during pregnancy and who, despite doctor''s orders, is still living on the streets. As Dan and Terry tag along on her prenatal visits and the due date rapidly approaches, the fears common to adoptive parents mount: What if the baby isn''t healthy? What if we aren''t parent material? What if the birth mother changes her mind and decides to keep the baby?

In The Kid, Dan Savage shares his views on what it means to be gay and raising a child in America today. In the process, he takes his usual scathingly funny potshots at everything from growing up gay to committing to a younger man, from the gay left to the religious right, homophobia...love...getting fat...getting married...getting older...and the very human desire to have a family.

About 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.

From Our Editors

 

Dan Savage infuriates and delights more than four million people each week with his nationally syndicated sex-advice column “Savage Love.” Now he shares his own surprising, hilarious and moving true-life tale in The Kid. Like many ordinary American couples, Dan and his partner want to have a baby. Unfortunately, it’s difficult for two men to get pregnant. So, Dan and his boyfriend embark on a quest to obtain a kid. This engaging, edgy and evocative gay adoption tale tackles homophobia, love, maturity, wisdom and the basic need for family. But don’t expect a sappy ending from this trenchant observer of they way the world has sex — when Dan and his boyfriend finally find an infant, they’re unprepared for the drama that ensues.

Editorial Reviews

"Savage tackles the politics of gay adoption head-on...Intelligent and honest...a love story, an argument, and a how-to book all in one".

-- The San Francisco Chronicle

Employee Review

It's rare to find a book that covers so many emotions and political views, and still manages to tell a simple story. Savage's narrative style allows you to read a real-life and very honest account of adoption today. The book also deals with many important issues to both gays and straights from a refreshingly blunt and funny perspective. It is a story of what it takes -- and what it means -- to be a family today. But be warned: this is Dan Savage writing, so it's not for everyone.
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