American Savage (2013) It's been nearly eight years since The Commitment , but America's most famous gay sex columnist is still the same Savage. His latest collection takes… 2013-05-28 Essays Dutton Adult
Book Review

American Savage (2013)

American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics by Dan Savage
American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics by Dan Savage
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: May 28, 2013; Writer: Dan Savage; Genre: Essays; Publisher: Dutton Adult

It's been nearly eight years since The Commitment, but America's most famous gay sex columnist is still the same Savage. His latest collection takes on kink-phobia, bi-phobia, and Halloween (''the straight pride parade'') with a get-real voice shot through with generosity and candor. Chapters on gun control, health care, and sex education are over-stuffed with old facts and understuffed with new ideas; they illustrate hypocrisy without examining it. But Savage's essays on fatherhood, cheating, and the subset of Americans, in American Savage, who still think sexuality is a choice are powerful messages for both the head and the heart. B

Originally posted May 22, 2013 Published in issue #1261-1262 May 31, 2013 Order article reprints