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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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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!

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  • Ryn
  • China
  • 10-19-17

Hot too much a story

I never thought about how gay adopted kids. And from my prejudice I don’t believe gay could be a good father. But this book is so relaxing and interesting, good to know they became terrific parents, and the author is soooo bitchy. Love him. Hate him. His description makes me wonder what Terry looks like, and what kind of person he is. Someone could fell in love with Dan,wow.

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Wonderful story

I absolutely loved listening to this book with my husband. We finished it in 3 days. I love listening to Dan Savage, thank you for sharing such a wonderful time in your lives.

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Loved it!

If you could sum up The Kid in three words, what would they be?

Intimate, honest, entertaining

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

Yes! I listened to the whole audiobook in one day while I was running errands. I couldn't wait to get to the next chapter to see how the story played out.

Any additional comments?

I love with Dan narrates his own books, and also love when he's writing about his own life. This book is personal, moving and thrilling to listen to. Highly recommended!

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  • Keith
  • Springfield, MO, United States
  • 03-21-16

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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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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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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Great story!

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

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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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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.