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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,058 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Savage Narrator: Paul Michael Garci Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In a time when much of the country sees red whenever the subject of gay marriage comes up, Dan Savage—outspoken author of the column Savage Love—makes it personal.

Dan Savage’s mother wants him to get married. His boyfriend, Terry, says “no thanks” because he doesn’t want to act like a straight person. Their six-year-old son, D.J., says his two dads aren’t “allowed” to get married but that he’d like to come to the reception and eat cake. Throw into the mix Dan’s straight siblings, whose varied choices form a microcosm of how Americans are approaching marriage these days, and you get a rollicking family memoir that will have everyone—gay or straight, right or left, single or married—howling with laughter and rethinking their notions of marriage and all it entails.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The strongest argument here, which [Savage] brilliantly plays down, is that family means everything to these people: married, not married, blended, gay, straight, whatever.”

    Washington Post

  • “Most of all, a book about creating and appreciating family.”

    Seattle Times

  • “I think America would be a better place if everyone on every side of the gay marriage debate would read this book.”

    Ira Glass, host of the public radio show This American Life

  • “As funny as David Sedaris’ essay collections, but bawdier and more thought provoking, this timely book shows that being pro-family doesn’t have to mean being antigay.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Energetically ambivalent memoir of a gay wedding as a family milestone. Despite his arguments to the contrary, Savage takes a resigned pleasure making an honest family man of himself.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christina | 2/4/2014

    " I'm only about halfway through the book, but it's totally addicting. Meditations on life, sex, marriage, parenting and more, with Dan Savage's wonderful humor. Maybe it's just because I'm a lesbo about to get married, but I am really enjoying it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lhymowitz | 2/3/2014

    " Well written, funny, thought provoking - not bad for a road trip read. I strongly recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Megan | 1/30/2014

    " More like 3.5 stars. Some of it was really interesting, but overall, I thought it was just meh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jennifer Kronk | 1/27/2014

    " A good and essential read for anyone considering what it means to get married, to be married, or too create a family. "

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