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.
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.
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.
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.
Book nerd for life!
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)
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!!!!
Always enjoy Dan's writing. His honesty and reason are clear and refreshing. He writes in a conversational style that's well suited to audio books. I missed hearing him read this important book. Anyone - gay or straight-- should read what he writes here about the idea of commitment. I'd like to read an update of this book now that marriage equality is the law of the land in these United States. Did Dan and Terry take out those platinum bands and family porcelain cake toppers? Does DJ have fond memories of the Canadian nuptials? Did Dan's sister ever marry her son's dad? Does Terry still wear a speedo? So many questions. So few savage books....
Dan Savage has always been one of my favorite authors. podcaster, columnist, and advocates.. He has a way with words and a very direct approach.. I would definitely recommend this and any of his other books!
This memoir was at times very entertaining, but too often lapsed into repetitive lecturing. I am straight, but I wouldn't have chosen this book if I disagreed with gay marriage. So on a number of occasions I felt like protesting, "you're preaching to the choir here!" But, all in all, Savage is an engaging writer and storyteller.