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 profile has skyrocketed. 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.
"You will laugh, you may cry and will probably fume"
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.
"Funny and Fun"
Dan Savage eviscerates the right-wing conservatives as he commits each of the Seven Deadly Sins himself (or tries to) and finds those everyday Americans who take particular delight in their sinful pursuits. Combine a unique history of the Seven Deadly Sins, a new interpretation of the biblical stories of Sodom and Gomorrah, and enough Bill Bennett, Robert Bork, Pat Buchanan, Dr. Laura, and Bill O'Reilly bashing to more than make up for their incessant carping, and you've got the most provocative book of the fall.
"Not my favourite Savage, but still a must read."
[Contains explicit content] Hear true tales about sex and relationships from live storytelling shows all around the country, with expert commentary by host Dan Savage. From casual hookups to coming out to divorce sex, dominatrices and more, Hot Mic takes you on a surprising, funny, and totally inappropriate ride that features a huge range of perspectives. New episodes available each week on Audible Channels.
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, D.J., 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.
"Amusing, but missed Dan's voice"
It Gets Better is a collection of expanded essays and new material from celebrities, everyday people, and teens who have posted videos of encouragement, as well as new contributors who have yet to post videos to the site. While many of these teens couldn’t see a positive future for themselves, others can. We can show LGBT youth the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach if they can just get through their teen years.
[Contains explicit content] America’s leading sex advice columnist known for his popular Savage Love column and podcast talks to Michael about how growing up a closeted gay in a religious Catholic family prepared him for the job of letting people know they are normal, no matter what their sexual interests may be.
Host Dan Savage interviews special guest Jen Kirkman in this excerpt from Hot Mic.
The Emmy award-winning former executive producer of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report has assembled a stellar lineup of men who have one thing in common: all have been dumped...and are willing to share their pain and the lessons learned.
"Funny because it's true"
Coming out is a huge step - so much so that we honor it with National Coming Out Day. But what about all the small steps afterwards? In this episode, two gay people try to navigate their romantic lives after coming out, and learn that finding love isn't quite as easy as just walking into a gay bar.
[Contains explicit content] In this excerpt of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, a show that features the best live storytelling about sex and relationships, Dan Savage interviews special guest Chad Daniels. Chad is a comedian with two kids - and he is not shy about describing the realities of raising his teenage son. To hear the full episode, check out the Hot Mic with Dan Savage series channel.
[Contains explicit content] In this highlight of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, a show that features the best live storytelling about sex and relationships, special guests Reformed Whores play a song about something that is very important to remember in the morning. To hear the full episode, check out the Hot Mic with Dan Savage series channel.
[Contains explicit content] In this excerpt of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, a show that features the best live storytelling about sex and relationships, Dan shares a hilarious, disturbing story about the haunted house he grew up in. To hear the full episode, check out the Hot Mic with Dan Savage series channel.
[Contains explicit content] In this excerpt of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, a show that features the best live storytelling about sex and relationships, singer-songwriter Rachel Lark plays an original song about how to distinguish between "signs" and "red flags." Afterwards, Rachel and Dan share funny tips about how to spot red flags in relationships. To hear the full episode, check out the Hot Mic with Dan Savage series channel.
[Contains explicit content] Two men go way out of their comfort zones in order to please, and here's what happens: oompa loompas, dominatrices, ski masks, and more. Plus, Dan shares his own story about a certain not-so-nice leather bar in Amsterdam. This episode of Hot Mic features some of the wildest live stories told around the country, including "Bad Sex with a Crazy Person" by Joe Klocek for Bawdy Storytelling, and "Oompa Loompas in Amsterdam" by Derek Hills for Story League.
Two storytellers with very intense but very different body issues take some action, get some action, and discover the unexpected powers and pleasures of their own bodies.
Breaking up is hard to do, especially after a long-term relationship.
Let's get it on, with a little help from our friends. In these two stories, middle school friends clue each other in to the world of sex and romance - from new uses for internet connections to first kisses to Ryan Phillippe to lesbian smut. Hosted by your trusty guide Dan Savage, this episode features "Sarah and Christina" by Daniel, from True Story, and "Awkward Intentions" by Isaac Oliver, from The Soundtrack Series.
An essay from Things I've Learned From the Women Who've Dumped Me.
"save your dollar"
Fantasy can be so powerful that you don't realize reality is headed in a totally different direction.