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    DescriptionDan 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 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 everyone--gay or straight, right or left, single or married--howling with laughter and rethinking their notions of marriage and all it entails.

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    The Commitment
    Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dan Savage
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 291
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780452287631
    ISBN 10: 0452287634

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: KNT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC V2.8: SOC012000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP050
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/GAY
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026010, BIO025000
    B&T Approval Code: A31503240, A31544300
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 54
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 306.8480973
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    DC22: 306.87086/642
    LC classification: HQ1033 .S28 2006
    Edition statement
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    New American Library
    Publication date
    01 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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 ABCNews.com. 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.
    Review quote
    "Hilarious, heartfelt." --Seattle Post-Intelligencer"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." --Seattle Times"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." --The Washington Post