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The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family
The Commitment Love Sex Marriage and My Family Author:Dan Savage In a time when much of the country sees red whenever the subject of gay marriage comes up, Dan Savageoutspoken author of the column Savage Love makes it personal. — Dan Savage's mother wants him to get married. His boyfriend, Terry, says no thanks because he doesn't want to act like a straight person. Th... more »eir six-year-old son DJ says his two dads aren't allowed to get married, but that he'd like to come to the reception and eat cake. Throw into the mix Dan's straight siblings, whose varied choices form a microcosm of how Americans are approaching marriage these days, and you get a rollicking family memoir that will have everyonegay or straight, right or left, single or marriedhowling with laughter and rethinking their notions of marriage and all it entails. BACKCOVER: Hilarious, heartfelt.
As funny as David Sedaris's essay collections, but bawdier and more thought-provoking.
Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
Most of all, a book about creating and appreciating family.
I think America would be a better place if everyone on every side of the gay marriage debate would read this book.
Ira Glass, host of the public radio show This American Life
The strongest argument here, which [Savage] brilliantly plays down, is that family means everything to these people: married, not married, blended, gay, straight, whatever.
Dan Savage's books always surprise me in that they exhibit a sensitivity and tenderness not often seen in his columns (which, in fairness, could be because of the nature of Savage Love.) This book is part memoir, part discussion of gay marriage. Although this book is likely preaching to the choir, the memoir aspect does personalize the issue, and Savage's adventures with DJ and Terry are sure to elicit a smile.