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

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

by Dan Savage


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780452281769
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/2000
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 470,135
Product dimensions: 5.34(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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 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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The Kid: (What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant) an Adoption Story 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
aBohemian1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Amazing - funny, sentimental, and honest. I loved reading it!
cransell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dan Savage offers a humorous and touching look at his and partner Dan's open adoption.
tmannix on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A nice mix of humor, cultural criticism, and, yes, heart-warming drama. When Dan and his boyfriend decide they want to have a baby they decide to go the adoption route (rather than the lesbian mother insemination route). Here's the story of their journey through an open adoption process involving a street kid mom and a possibly fetal alcohol syndrome baby. So it's unconventional on the surface. Really, they go through all the same worries, fears, indecisions and joys that I imagine any adoptive couple faces. It's a sweet story. And it's funny. And he's a bit defensive about his homosexuality--probably rightly so.
bookwormteri on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First of all, I adore Dan Savage. I would love to hang out with him, but I am afraid that I am not snarky or cool enough. He is a bit grumpy, but so lovable. This is the story of how he and his boyfriend adopted their son. Moving, honest, funny, and intelligent. Loved it!
coolmama on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How could you NOT love Dan Savage.A "no holes barred" rollicking tale of his experiences with an open adoption with his boyfriend. As two gay men in a fairly all white/Christian/rigid system their tale was an eye-opener.A little TMI about the joys of "gay sex" and what he likes, but, that aside, I look forward to more of this proud liberal!
karieh on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was trying to adopt a child at the time I was reading this - so I was hooked. I just didn't expect to be laughing through about 75% of what was really a touching story. I've read it twice since I bought it - and I'm guessing I'll read it several more times.
coffeekid1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dan Savage, an unabashed gay liberal and author of "Savage Love" a syndicated weekly sex/relationship column in US alternative newspapers such as the Village Voice, writes the story of the adoption process in the US for gay couples. Insightful, funny, informative, energizing and poignant...Savage's usual baudy raw humor comes through loud & clear. A meaty book that reads like a comedy of errors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
O my becky
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I have been a Dan Savage fan for years. I began this book not sure what to expect save for Savage's brilliant sarcasm. I found so much more! I was unable to put this down!
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This is a great story about family! Kudos Dan I LOVED this book!!!
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trf3 More than 1 year ago
Amazing, funny, insightful story of Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller's decision to have a baby. It's a great read for people considering adoption, or for gay families who want to give their straight relatives an inside perspective of the struggle gay families have just to become families. Dan does a great job of making hard points in a very non-threatening, approachable way.
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I actually bought this book about three years ago when I went on a book buying binge and bought dozens of books only to store them away in closets and boxes. I slowly worked my way through them all and landed on this book about a week ago. Now you have to know i'm a very slow reader. It took me a week to finish this book. I just couldn't put it down! I had no idea this was a true story. The characters are so rich and unique, I thought for sure they were fictional. But no, they're real living people. The way this guy writes is so superb. It flows easily off the pages and into your mind. Not only that but he's outrageously funny. I found myself breaking down with fits of laughter and rereading passages over and over. Then i'd call some friends and read them parts of the story (and of course they wouldn't get it but i'd laugh still the same). At the end of the book i was surprised to find out it could also be considered a 'how-to' book. I never took the idea of adoption seriously...I had no idea I'd learn so much from this cute book with a pretty baby on the cover. I'm happy to say that if i ever do attempt to adopt, i'll devour this book again and be well on my way. I recommend it to everyone, even if they don't agree with'll enlighten even the darkest minds!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is exactly my favorite kind of humor; riotous laughing that exposes and wam, heartfelt, insightful message while you have tons of guffaws and giggles.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Frankly, my conservative mind had to stretch like a rubber band to get into the My Boyfriend And I decided To Go Get Pregnant Story, and love its charming account of real family values that shows love knows no sexual preferences. Who can resist the photo of the little child on the book cover and the real-life photo of the author? I couldn't. Gisela Gasper Fitzgerald, author of ADOPTION: An Open, Semi-Open or Closed Practice?
Guest More than 1 year ago
can't put it down. so funny and insightful. a good read for everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Let me tell you this...I have no personal interest in reading a story about a gay couple adopting. I was not on a fact-finding mission for my own use. But I picked up this book because Dan Savage is an excellent writer, and he didn't let me down. He tells everything the way it is and it's funny! For those of you going through adoption, gay or straight, you should read this book to infuse the situation with a little humor.