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The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant

The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant
Author: Dan Savage
ISBN 13: 9780452281769
ISBN 10: 452281768
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2000-06-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $16.00

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.

"A disarmingly frank, wickedly funny account of an ultimately successful quest to adopt a baby." --People

"Very funny . . . Compelling and moving." --Newsday

Dan Savage's nationally syndicated column, "Savage Love," runs in twenty-eight newspapers in the United States and Canada. He is the author of "Dear Dan," an online advice column for ABCNEWS.com, and is a regular contributor to This American Life on public radio. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Out magazine, and Poz magazine. Savage Love, a collection of his advice columns.

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If you're looking for some "straight" talk about gay adoption, sit down with The Kid, in which writer Dan Savage candidly narrates the adoption journey as taken by him and his boyfriend, Terry Miller. He expresses himself with the honesty and irreverence familiar to the over four million readers of his nationally syndicated sex-advice column. "Savage Love."