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

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Penguin, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 246 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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A very fun read. As a mom to be I found the authors trepidations about becoming a parent very relatable. I also recommended this to a friend who is thinking of adopting. Read full review

The kid: what happened after my boyfriend and I decided to go get pregnant: an adoption story

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One major trend in the sexual minority community in the late 1990s has been the addition of children, by adoption or cooperative parenting, to their families. Several books have been written detailing ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Merle Miller (1919-1986) was an editor at Harper's Magazine, Time, and the Nation, and was the bestselling author of several books, including the novel A Gay and Melancholy Sound and Plain Speaking, a biography of President Harry Truman.

Dan Savage is the internationally syndicated columnist of "Savage Love" and the author of several books. With his husband Terry Miller, he cofounded the It Gets Better project and edited the It Gets Better collection.

Charles Kaiser is an author, journalist, and blogger. His books include 1968 in America and The Gay Metropolis, which was a New York Times Book Review Notable Book. He lives in New York City.

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