On the heels of his Emmy-winning It Gets Better campaign, columnist and provocateur Dan Savage weighs in on such diverse issues as healthcare, gun control, and marriage equality with characteristic straight talk and humor.
Dan Savage has always had a loyal audience, thanks to his syndicated sex-advice column Savage Love but since the incredible global success of his It Gets Better project - his book of the same name was a New York Times best seller - his profile has skyrocketed. In addition, he's written for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Onion, GQ, The Guardian, Salon.com, and countless other widely read publications. Savage is recognized as someone whose opinions about our culture, politics, and society should not only be listened to but taken seriously.
Now, in American Savage, he writes on topics ranging from marriage, parenting, and the gay agenda to the Catholic Church, sex education, and the obesity epidemic.
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The author is quite accomplished in stating an argument, voicing his opinion and defending his stand. Very well done and totally convincing. He brings much of his personal experiences into the discussions.
The chapter on the right to assisted death. His depiction of his mother's death had many parallels to my own mother's death and it further affirmed my conviction that assisted death should be a choice. He makes the argument for it in a very eloquent way.
Not necessarily. Each chapter stands on its own and can be listened to separately.
This was the first book I have read by this author and I am looking forward to his other books.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Heterosexual or Flexisexual. Love or hate him, agree or disagree with him, Dan Savage is a Queer force of nature. His formidable strength of logic, intelligence and humor are a good listen at worst, and a brash, heartfelt call to view the world in a strange new way at best. Far from new, he is the voice the revolution is calling for, the revolution of moral and ethical realness. If Dan Savage ran for political office, he'd win.
I like book when they are read... To me with different voices for all the characters... By a talented author. ~Haiku
Dan has been a name around town ever since I moved to Seattle. I've never met him, and I'm embarrassed to say I haven't read a lot of his work before picking up this book. I find myself laughing from the opening words of the forward and got pretty emotional by the end. This book touches on something deep which makes it very moving. I've lived through many of the events he talks about and grown in my understanding in a similar way, but had not distilled it into words myself. If I ever do run into him on the hill, coffee's on me....because this is a great book
Unabashed and scathing at times, Dan shares his nearly-unadulterated opinion on topics ranging from gun violence to marriage equality. He does so while giving you a glimpse into his life as a father and "huhsband" which seems rather normal and not so "gay."
A good listen as Dan is a skilled orator and delivers the text with nuance and a healthy dose of sarcasm.
A VO gal listening to other VOs
If you're a fan of Savage Love, equal rights or the Daily Show/Colbert Report you'll enjoy listening to AMERICAN SAVAGE.
Dan does a great job of educating us all on the injustices that the LGBT community has faced and continues to battle all while making us laugh and cry.
Even if your already a loyal acolyte of Dan Savage you need to check this book out. Such an informative read on American politics!
Dan Savage is witty, articulate, well-read, and irreverently foul-mouthed. While speaking up for kinksters, gay people, and the sexually oppressed he never descends into pessimism and, even when he expresses anger, he always returns to how things are getting better. The audiobook is beautifully read by the author himself. The epilogue was such a happy way to end, I had to take a minute to shed some tears. loved it!
I love Dan Savage. I started reading his column in the 90s and now I am a devoted listener of his podcast. He is witty and personable as well as well educated, common sensical, and fully researches his arguments. He writes of his own personal experiences from the heart and seamlessly weaves his own life stories into the important issues of today. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
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