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.
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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. :)
But the issues of open adoptions, inconvenient pregnancies, homosexual adoptive parents, were quite interesting. I'm the mother of four children. Provocative insights on the adoption process, the requirements that heterosexual, fertile couples do not have to submit to. Surrender by Melissa was heart-wrenching. Good read but didn't need the homosexual sex details.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Listened to this book after i finished Dan's "American Savage", Also great!
The humor. Good to know someone who shares my sense of humor.
I didn't always agree with Mr. Savage but his story held my interest and in spite of my opinion on gay adoption I found myself rooting for this couple and their quest to get a 'kid'.
Wonderful speaker. It was like sitting across from a friend. The intonations and irony were priceless.
That honesty and sincerity outrank sexual orientation.
I was curious as to what Dan and Terry looked like because Dan's own descriptions are less than flattering. But they're two very handsome men who met all my expectations! You can't come away from this story without liking each of them personally.
I'm sure Dan got permission from DJ's birth mom to share her story in do much detail but it still made me uncomfortable.
Book was engaging and entertaining as always.
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