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American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics


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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 bestseller — his profile has skyrocketed. In addition, hes written for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Onion, GQ, The Guardian,, 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 and sex education.

About the Author

Dan Savage's column, "Savage Love," is a nationally syndicated sex-advice column read by more than four million people each week. He has written the column for eight years, and it runs in twenty-six newspapers in the United States and Canada. He also writes "Dear Dan," an online advice column for Savage is the associate editor of The Stranger in Seattle and a regular contributor to This American Life on NPR and is the author of Savage Love (Plume), a collection of his advice columns. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Sean Hayes, October 31, 2013 (view all comments by Sean Hayes)
This book is really an epistemology of Dan Savage's philosophy, which should be well known to any reader/listener of Savage Love, and a lot of the love this book is getting is from those who don't have a total familiarity with Dan's concepts and are either getting them for the first time, or seeing them succinctly put into print for the first time. For long time fans, it's good to see these points laid down, but not particularly surprising. It sometimes shows how his voice has weakened from criticism. At times he seems pained not to offend certain contingents, loading his sentences with qualifications and exceptions. Some of Dan's obsessions remain annoying, such as his obsession with the thoughts of right wing Christian bigots, some of whom we would not have heard of if liberals and gay rights activists such as himself did not publicize them so often.

However, Dan Savage has made many of the points I would love to have made myself if I'd ever had access to half his audience, not necessarily on sexuality, but on hypocrisy and religion and schizophrenic opinions regarding sex and religion. I would love to see him explore issues he does not often explore, such as infighting among the lgbt or feminist movements and various internal disputes among those who basically agree with his philosophy (he does this with regard to bisexuals, but he could have gone further). But as always, I can't complain too much about a book when my chief complaint is that I wish it would have been longer. A worthwhile read for newbies definitely and old time listeners who want to fully immerse themselves in Dan's thoughts.
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Odell, May 31, 2013 (view all comments by Odell)
The truth can be too much to take. Savage will bring you back to clarity which will save your life.
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Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics
Savage, Dan
Miller, Terry
Dutton Adult
Gay and Lesbian-General
Gay Studies
General Political Science
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