9780525949077

The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family

Savage, Dan

ISBN 10: 0525949070 / 0-525-94907-0
ISBN 13: 9780525949077
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:
The true story of a marriage (not really), a lovable and relentless mother, a six-year old who says his parents cannot get married (but wants to go to the reception), a partner who doesn’t want to act like a straight person, and the author, who has written a hilarious and poignant memoir about making "The Commitment."

There is no hotter issue than gay marriage in the culture-war debate, and Dan Savage, one of America’s most outspoken and beloved columnists, takes it on and makes it personal in this rollicking memoir of coming to terms with the very public act of marriage. What he discovers will make readers—gay or straight, right or left, single or married—howl with laughter as well as rethink their notions of marriage and all that it entails.


Review:
"Hilarious, heartfelt."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"As funny as David Sedaris’s essay collections, but bawdier and more thought-provoking."
Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

"Most of all, a book about creating and appreciating family."
Seattle Times

"I think America would be a better place if everyone on every side of the gay marriage debate would read this book."
—Ira Glass, host of the public radio show This American Life

"The strongest argument here, which [Savage] brilliantly plays down, is that family means everything to these people: married, not married, blended, gay, straight, whatever."
The Washington Post

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Book Description: Dutton Books, United States, 2005. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 231 x 155 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. 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 and rethinking their notions of marriage and all it entails.In a time when much of the country sees red whenever the subject of gay marriage comes up, Dan Savage, one of America s most outspoken columnists, takes it on and makes it personal. As he comes to terms with the very public act of marriage, he draws us into the foibles and fealty of brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, and, especially, spouses. Bookseller Inventory # NLF9780525949077

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