The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family

The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family

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By (author) Dan Savage

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  • Publisher: New American Library
  • Format: Paperback | 291 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 198mm x 20mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0452287634
  • ISBN 13: 9780452287631
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 77,834

Product description

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 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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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.

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"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