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In a time when much of the country sees red whenever the subject of gay marriage comes up, Dan Savage - outspoken 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. Their 6-year-old son, D.J., 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 everyone - gay or straight, right or left, single or married - howling with laughter and rethinking their notions of marriage and all it entails.

©2005 Dan Savage (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

“The strongest argument here, which [Savage] brilliantly plays down, is that family means everything to these people: married, not married, blended, gay, straight, whatever.” (Washington Post)

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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Michelle
  • 21/09/2011

Amusing, but missed Dan's voice

A very funny, honest accounting of a little slice of Dan Savage's life. I enjoyed it a lot, but missed Dan's characteristic voice. I know he's busy these days, but I would have liked to have him read this himself.

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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Carla
  • 24/10/2012

Entertaining, but not life changing

I like Dan Savage, so I enjoyed the book and found it entertaining. I could see that some might find it a bit preachy. My main gripe is that Dan didn't read the book himself. The narrator did a fine job, but didn't sound anything like Dan which was just strange to listen to.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Nichole
  • 13/01/2016

Always a good listen

I missed Dans voice but still enjoyed the book. As always his books are funny, smart, and incredibly entertaining.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Christopher
  • 19/09/2015

Good book; prefer a Savage narration

I enjoyed the book as I have all of Dan's books, but this is the only one I heard with a different narrator. The characters (Dan's family members) come across much differently in his voice.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • Brittany
  • 31/05/2015

Thought provoking for anyone thinking of marriage

Whether you're gay or straight (or somewhere in between) this book is a good read for an objective look at what it means to be married from someone who isn't allowed.

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  • Generale
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  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • Briana Melissa Ford
  • 08/04/2014

Hilarious and Thought Provoking

I bought this audiobook back in 2012 but just now listened to it. I had no idea what to expect, and I think it actually worked out better that way. Dan Savage wrote about his partner Terry, his son DJ, his loving family, and how marriage does and doesn't work for some couples. His commentary was hilarious, and his conversations with others (mainly his family members) about marriage made great points, for both, straight and same-sex couples. The narrator, Paul Michael Garcia, made the audiobook even more enjoyable. I'm glad I got it and glad I read it. Recommended for anyone who isn't too serious, as I can see some of Dan's writing rubbing the far right the wrong way (especially DJ's opinion of George W. Bush haha)

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Dr. Bill- Northern NJ-USA
  • 22/04/2021

“It Gets Better”!

In 2021- The LGBTQ community has made tremendous strides since this book was written- much more still has to be accomplished
In 2010, Dan Savage started the “It Gets Better” program to prevent many closeted LGBTQ teens from committing suicide-he has subsequently saved many lives!
The Supreme Court in 2015 passed Gay Marriage and it became the law of the land- times have indeed changed and continue to do so!

  • Generale
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  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • Just Browsing
  • 07/10/2020

I didn't know this was so political

I don't know how to describe this other than a history lesson with a humorous story thrown in. VERY political. I must not have read the book description well. But the humor kept me interested, so I kept going.

The narrator was OUTSTANDING. You would have thought he was telling a story from his own life. Very engaging. Loved his voice.

  • Generale
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  • Alex
  • 01/04/2017

Realistic enough but not very impressive

Exactly as I learned from my earlier impression for gay couples, the story is quite tedious without much surprise. However, I appreciate the quality and the performance of this audible book.

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  • Christine Orrey
  • 02/12/2016

Laugh Out Loud Funny!

What a joy this book was! The trip down gay-civil-rights-memory-lane, the touching moments amongst family, the hilarious exchanges between Dan and Terry and their son, DJ....Dan Savage wrote a gem for anyone with an interest in marriage, gay or straight. And the narrator was superb. Nailed DJ's quips, Terry's sarcasm, and Dan's wit. Loved it!!!!

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  • Generale
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06/12/2014

Entertaining essays

Any additional comments?

This is much more a sequence of connected essays than a novel or story, centred around Dan Savages and his male partner Terry's plans for a 10 years together celebration.

There were a few chapters in the middle where the serious overtook the fun and non US readers may find the references to various political names a little glazing, but for the most part there is a great deal of humour and a lot of insight into being gay in the US and into getting married.

At the time of writing (2004) the US legislature at least, in many, perhaps most of its states regarded homosexuals as second class citizens, and that is probably being generous. I don't know how much has changed there. This is one of those books that would really benefit from a few minutes of appendix at the end with an "update" from the author. Perhaps Audible could note that this sort of "add-on" could be a much more realistic feature in the online downloadable world they trade in.

Well worth the read. If you are in Western Europe, it will certainly leave you wondering why the US thinks of itself as the land of the free, at least for some 10% of if citizens!

  • Generale
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  • markj
  • 05/12/2014

A great insight into gay parenting!

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

This is a book of three parts. The first is a bit dull, outlining the circumstances of Savage's life leading up to the 'big question' after ten years with his partner: Should we marry? The vignettes about Savage's family aren't hugely interesting, but they're valuable for context. The middle section is Savage talking about the 'gay marriage debate' in the US, and is interesting as it shows the fire in his argument, and the final section - the most entertaining - tells us 'what happened next'. All in all, worth reading.

  • Generale
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  • Mrs. REP
  • 29/07/2012

Brilliant!

I'm a huge Dan Savage fan anyway, but I really loved this book. Something to make you think and to make you laugh.