The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jun 1, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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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.
  

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Sweet, hilarious, touching writing. - Goodreads
Dan Savage's writing is deceptive at times. - Goodreads
It's entertaining, moving, and educational. - Goodreads
It was a cute, light story with a happy ending. - Goodreads
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Review: The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant

User Review  - Stacy Snyder - Goodreads

Had a really hard time getting into the book and frankly, couldn't make myself finish it. While I love Dan Savage's honest and unapologetic approach to writers in his Savage Love column, I didn't feel ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Maureen - Goodreads

I am a huge Dan Savage fan so it is no surprise I loved this book. As a woman who is currently preparing for my first child, I found Dan's very different account of starting his family through ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Fertilization
Younger Brother Dynamics
A Kind of Progress
Grieving Our Infertility
The True Feminist Man
The Real Reasons
Put This Book Down
Picked
FAS
Getting Close to Melissa
Pool Parents
WorstCase Scenarios
Good News Will Come by Phone
Spelling Out Melissas Rights
Birth

Open and Closed
DG Kids
Friends and Family
Misrepresenting Our Relationship
Rutherford B Finger
The Susan Scenario
Gestation
David Kevin
Daryl Jude
The Logic of Open Adoption
Afterbirth
Father Days
Bacchus
Back in Portland

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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.

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