320 pages, 9.25 × 6.3 × 1.05 in
November 5, 2014
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.
Read from the Book
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 support marriage rights for same-sex couples.What
From the Publisher
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.
Praise for American Savage“Dan Savage’s new memoir slash advice book pushes all the right hot-buttons” – Dallas Voice “Dan Savage is a gay superhero… marvelously discursive and footnote-laden collection of new essays… American Savage will most likely preach to the choir, but its polemics are still beautiful, verbal slap-downs of sanctimonious bigotry.” - Time Out New York"An extraordinarily personal, deeply felt book about traditional marriage, authentic and healthy religion and a traditional sex life."- Washington Post"Savage's essays on fatherhood, cheating, and the subset of Americans, in American Savage, who still think sexuality is a choice are powerful messages for both the head and the heart." - Entertainment Weekly"Dan Savage is the most prominent activist for gay rights in America...many of his proponents forget just how good of a writer he is." - The Onion"This book by one of the country's favorite authors tackles faith, sex, love, and politics and looks towards an America where people don't judge people based on their bedroom habits. To liberals, this book is an eloquent doctrine of all that they believe, the love, honesty, and compassion form the backbone of all relationships. Conservatives, don't place this book on the burn list just yet: Savage's take on religion is wonderfully bipartisan in his emphasis on spirituality and reconciliation above all else." - In the Capital, "7 Books Every Politico Should Read for Summer 2013"Praise for IT GETS BETTER“An off-shoot