Books by Dan Savage

Last September, sex columnist and author Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller launched a video—a testimonial to LGBT kids that it gets better—on YouTube that quickly went viral. The video became a movement, amassing thousands of proud, brave, trusted voices in its campaign. Since, Savage and Miller have collected several of these stories and essays into a book, It Gets Better, that they hope will be on the shelves of every high school in the country. See what Savage has to say about the project here. Photo credit: Kelly O


CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: May 28, 2013

"At turns serious and humorous, this multifaceted collection of essays will entertain both longtime Savage fans and new readers."
Personal and political essays from the columnist and gay rights advocate. Read full book review >
THE COMMITMENT by Dan Savage
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Energetically ambivalent memoir of a gay wedding as a family milestone. Despite his arguments to the contrary, Savage takes a resigned pleasure making an honest family man of himself."
Seattle sex-columnist Savage (The Kid, 1999, etc.) has found the man of his dreams and adopted a baby. According to his mother, he's finally ready to get married. Read full book review >
THE BEST AMERICAN SEX WRITING 2004 by Dan Savage
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Technology-enslaved, boring, all-American: this is pretty dispiriting stuff. Thank goodness Erica Jong is there to remind readers, in closing, that "wild passionate sex exists." Even without a credit card and a mouse."
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

""There are millions of ethical, fully moral sinners in America," says he. Thank heavens."
As he strides proudly through Gomorrah—be that New York City or Dubuque—The Stranger editor Savage (The Kid, 1999) sings the praises of American freedom and American sinners, and sends a little "bitch slap" across the righteous cheeks of Messrs. Bork, Bennett, and Buchanan. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Sept. 13, 1999

"A book of humor and heart and a vision of life lived fully, Savage paints a picture of an ideal home for his and his boyfriend's child in its blemished humanity and right-on queerness; it's a book that can't be put down for the same reasons."
Savage's memoir of his experience with adoption reveals an acid tongue and a boundless heart, a savvy blending of social commentary and self-deprecating humor, with an ending so sentimental that, in comparison to the beatific vision of Daddies Dan and Terry, June and Ward Cleaver would look like Al and Peg Bundy. Read full book review >