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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Savage Narrator: Dan Savage Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2013 ISBN: 9781101627310
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Dan Savage—America’s most irreverent, taboo-busting, flat-out funny sex-advice columnist—shares his revelatory misadventures in adopting a baby.

Welcome to Dan Savage’s world: He’s gay, dispenses sex advice to “breeders” (straight people), and at age thirty-two, finds himself in a long-term relationship. He decides he wants a baby in the house, his boyfriend agrees, and so they set out to make a family. Unfortunately, this also makes him a target of oppressive rhetoric among certain conservative groups and a sellout to his gay friends. But all he can think about are the joys of parenthood—if only the birth mother weren’t homeless and admitting to drinking and drugging during the pregnancy; if only people would stop asking “Why do you want a kid?”; and if only Dan could stop offending all the infertile straight couples at the adoption agency. The Kid is a no-holds-barred attack on conservative “values” and also a celebration of family and the lengths some people—gay and straight—will go to in order to create one of their own.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Kid is a wonderful, charming account of real ‘family values’ that proves love knows no limits.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “[Savage’s] forthrightness is brave and daring in the face of social opposition to gay parenting.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This book is such a good read that even those who have thought a lot about gay parenting will find their horizons expanded.”

    Library Journal

  • “Savage is honest and informed. Many readers, including gays who believe that adoption is prohibited to them, will welcome Savage’s book like a visit from a generous and irreverent stork.”


  • “A book of humor and heart and a vision of life lived fully, Savage paints a picture of an ideal home for his and his boyfriend’s child in its blemished humanity and right-on queerness; it’s a book that can’t be put down for the same reasons.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author
Author Dan Savage

Dan Savage is an author, journalist, and activist widely known and appreciated for his mordant wit, political commentary, and commonsensical approach to all manner of sexual issues. He is the author of the internationally syndicated column “Savage Love” and the editorial director of The Stranger, a weekly newspaper in Seattle. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the op-ed pages of the New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Salon.com, Nest, Rolling Stone, The Onion, and many other publications. He lives in Seattle, Washington, with his husband Terry Miller.