Monday, October 31, 2005

I read a book! I read a book!

I love to buy books, but don't often make the time to actually read them. (Far too busy reading blogs, dammit.) This month, though, I read a new book, Dan Savage's latest: The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family.

Savage, of course, writes the internationally syndicated sex advice column, Savage Love, and wrote the incisive and entertaining book Skipping Towards Gomorrah.

In his new book, he examines the issue of same-sex marriage as he and his partner Terry wrestle with the idea of getting married (or getting "Property of..." tattoos) as their tenth anniversary approaches. Savage also looks into the general institution of marriage, the conventions of monogamy, and the real-life marriages, divorces, and relationships in his family. Although many of the reviews have focused on the issue of gay marriage, I thought the book had just as much to say about the meaning of plain ol' straight marriage.

I strongly recommend The Commitment to anyone with an interest in love and relationships, straight, bi, or gay. Buy it, check it out of the library, or borrow my copy—but read it. I could ramble on about the book, but I'd rather you just read it yourselves, okay?

5 comments:

Charlie said...

It's now officially on My List. Of course, my list is huge, and I add books at a much faster rate than I remove them...

Pomme said...

I would borrow yours, but as I'm in France, buying it *may* be cheaper.

the nut said...

OMG, me too. I built myself a shelf right, to hold all the books that were on my floor....I now have a huge double stack running up the side of it. It's almost to the top and the bookshelf is at least 5'6" tall.

Oh! someone left a comment over on my blog asking me to please provide a link to the number of women that must be appointed to the SC because he didn't remember seeing any so my readers might be confused. HAH!

Orange said...

Nut, can you provide a link to the number of women who will sleep with that guy in his lifetime? Because I don't remember seeing any quota for that.

Stella said...

I am quite intrigued by this book too, but my queue is so long I might wait for the paperback.