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The Kid Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

The syndicated sex-advice columnist of "Savage Love" tells a no-holds-barred story of an ordinary American couple who want to have a baby, except that in this case, the couple happens to be Savage and his boyfriend.

©2000 Dan Savage (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    Stacy Lynne 05-11-15
    Stacy Lynne 05-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Funny and Fun"

    I love the sound of Dan Savage's voice; I've enjoyed listening to him since I went through the This American Life archives, so I love picking up the audible books that he narrates.

    I delayed listening to The Kid because I wasn't certain how relevant it would seem today. Other than a few minor references that make it clear that this story wasn't written yesterday (mostly references to where LGBT rights are, or how living in Seattle was then) this story is deeply touching. It's about trying to make a family, how people relate to each other and define their roles, and of course, Dan Savage being himself. A very sweet, funny, and touching story. Highly recommended!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    N. Barnes 06-11-16
    N. Barnes 06-11-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Very engaging but not excellent"

    I always love a book narrated by the author, so I appreciated this but Savage's delivery can be a little flat sometimes. He also occasionally includes too much detail (or the editor just didn't care) - I'm not referring to his comments about sex or gay life - that is usually interesting - but sometimes his stories wind around each other before he gets to the point. Nonetheless, my husband and I are preparing to do a domestic open adoption so this book was invaluable.

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    Keith Springfield, MO, United States 03-21-16
    Keith Springfield, MO, United States 03-21-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Well written and full of emotion"

    I was surprised by how much I liked this book. I understand that some of the contents are white lies to protect DJ and others, it was still a great read and an enjoyable story. It is very nice to see how it could be for children and adoptive parents. If only it was as sanitized as presented here. I would like the have heard some of the more controversial things they've had to deal with!

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    Nichole 09-17-15
    Nichole 09-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good listen"

    Dan Savage has a way with words and tells his story with honesty and humor. I wasn't adopted and don't know anyone who's been adopted and still found this story very interesting and didn't want to stop listening. I think I finished it in a day. I found him through his podcast and plan to listen to his other books as well. Thanks for sharing your story and thoughts.

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    lattetown Seattle, WA 08-22-15
    lattetown Seattle, WA 08-22-15

    I like book when they are read... To me with different voices for all the characters... By a talented author. ~Haiku

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    "Great walk down memory lane"

    I listened to Dan's books in reverse chronological order, and even though there is something like 15 years between the events in them, they are both filled with memories of places for my stomping grounds. It sounds corny, but I laughed, I cried, and I rolled my eyes... but mostly I smiled at the way things have turned out. :)

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    D. Ross 06-29-15
    D. Ross 06-29-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Great story!"

    Dan Savage reads it amazingly well. I cried too much damn it... Especially towards the end.

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    androidsomethingsomething 05-04-15
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    "Great Dan Savagism"

    I was looking for another source to get my Dan Savage fix and this did exactly that.

    Hearing Dan's perspective on parenthood and the motivations behind it was refreshing for someone who rarely thinks of becoming a parent, or that there are possible joys.

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    Rosemary 04-14-15
    Rosemary 04-14-15
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    "Touching"

    I loved this book - I would find myself simultaneously laughing and crying (happy tears!) in the middle of the street.

    It's the sweet story of adults transitioning from adults to parents and all the nerves and excitement in between.

    It did, however solidify a 'no baby policy' in my mind for at least another 5 years.

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    Elizabeth Hall 03-25-15
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    "Wonderful, heartwarming story!"

    I am an avid listener of Dan's podcast, and I love hearing him talk about his family. This book is such a personal offering. I was fascinated by the adoption process that he described, and touched by his affection for DJs birth mother. Mostly, I enjoyed listening to him talk about his mother and hearing the love for his family in his voice. I laughed, and cried, and didn't want this story to end. Thanks, Dan!

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    Roi Yaron israel 01-30-14
    Roi Yaron israel 01-30-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I loved it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I am not a father nor am i planning to be one in the near future but i loved it so much!The story is interesting and funny, i also found it a little moving and i'm not very sentimental. So this audio book is great for everyone.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved Dan's storytelling, his unique honesty and humor, I found myself very invested in the people in the story and actually searched for a sequel to know what happened after the events of the book ended.


    What about Dan Savage’s performance did you like?

    Everything!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.I am on the road a lot so i listened to the audio book on my way to work and back, all in one week.


    Any additional comments?

    Listened to this book after i finished Dan's "American Savage", Also great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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