The Kid

The Kid

What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant : An Adoption Story

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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.
Publisher: New York : Plume, 2000
ISBN: 9780452281769
0452281768
Branch Call Number: 362.734 S263k 2000
Characteristics: 246 p. ; 21 cm

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JCLRachelSH
Aug 22, 2013

If I had to say my favorite thing about the recent surge in audio book publishing, it’d be the reboot of beloved backlist titles that you couldn’t have listened to five years ago. This summer, Penguin Audio has given us the gift of Dan Savage reading his 1999 tale of adopting a kid with his then-boyfriend (now husband) Terry Miller. In the same confrontational yet lovable voice that has made him a renowned sex columnist and founder of the It Gets Better project, Savage writes frankly about their experiences navigating the open adoption process as a gay couple in the nineties. It’s an entertaining and emotional story, made even better by Savage’s excellent new narration. When done well, I’m such a sucker for people reading their own memoirs to me on audio. Savage nails it! Best yet, he tells you all the stuff “they don’t tell you” about adoption, making this a legit reference tool for anyone who’s got babies on the brain.

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samills
Jan 03, 2012

This book is written with honesty, respect and clarity. I am thankful for this story.

fillups Dec 31, 2010

Wonderful book by sex columnist Dan Savage (known for Savage Love). How does this decidedly unsentimental guy move towards raising a child with his partner.

The adoption process itself is full of unexpected twists but what it does to the couple is even more intriguing.

A recommended book for all people considering adopting for its unvarnished view of the bureaucratic and emotional process.

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