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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dan Savage  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1964 in Chicago, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Savage was born in Chicago and raised in the Rogers Park neighborhood. He attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary North, a Catholic high school in Chicago and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dan Savage is a writer, activist, and TV personality best known for his political and social commentary, as well as his honest approach to sex, love and relationships. Savage is the Editorial Director of ''The Stranger'', Seattle's weekly alternative newspaper, and his writing has appeared in widely in publications including ''The New York Times'', ''The New York Times Magazine'', ''GQ'', ''Rolling Stone'', ''The Onion'', and ''Salon.com''. Savage is also a contributor to Ira Glass's ''This American Life''. His column, "Savage Love," is syndicated in newspapers and websites throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. His book, ''The Kid'', was adapted into an Off-Broadway play and has recently been optioned for film.In 2010, Savage and his husband, Terry Miller, launched a YouTube video meant to offer hope to bullied LGBTQ youth. ''The It Gets Better Project'' has become a global movement, inspiring more than 50,000 videos. Savage and Miller co-edited the ''It Gets Better'' book, published in March 2011. In 2012, the ''It Gets Better Project'' received the Governors Award at the Creative Arts Emmys.Savage grew up in Chicago and now lives in Seattle, Washington..


Awards

Skipping Towards Gomorrah


-- Lambda Literary Award for Humor, 2003

The Kid

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (No)

Selected Titles At Your Library

American Savage :
ISBN: 0525954104. OCLC Number: 814454974

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The sex-advice columnist for "Savage Love" draws on his experience with the It Gets Better campaign to share pithy insights into a range of topics including health care, gun control, and marriage equality.

American Savage :
ISBN: 9780142181003. OCLC Number: 881700299

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The sex-advice columnist for Savage Love draws on his experience with the It Gets Better campaign to share pithy insights into a range of topics including health care, gun control, and marriage equality.

How to be a person :
ISBN: 1570617783. OCLC Number: 764336078

Sasquatch Books,. .

"Most colleges provide a pile of orientation materials, but they're basically useless. Feel free to throw all that away. This guide from the writers and editors of The Stranger has the information you will actually need that no one else will tell you--for college and for the rest of your existence--including: which majors to avoid, how to not get a STD, everything there is to know about philosophy (in a single paragraph!), what the music you like says about you, how to turn a crush into something more, how to come out (should you happen to be gay), how to binge drink and not die, how do laundry, how to do drugs (and which ones you should never do), good manners, tips on flirting with film nerds, how to write a great sentence, and a state-by-state guide to the U.S. of A. It's all here, along with Dan Savage's very best advice about sex and love. Hi!"--

Savage love :
ISBN: 0452278155. OCLC Number: 39157512

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An original and funny thinker, trashing around in the playground of human sexuality, Savage advises on a wide range of titillating topics.

Savage love :
ISBN: 9781101191293. OCLC Number: 57443163

Plume,. .

Skipping towards Gomorrah :
ISBN: 0452284163. OCLC Number: 49421653

Dutton,. .

An irreverent columnist attacks conservative critics who believe American morals to be declining, as he celebrates the seven deadly sins--greed, lust, gluttony, sloth, anger, envy, and pride--and those who delight in their sinful pursuits.

The commitment :
ISBN: 0525949070. OCLC Number: 61492912

Dutton,. .

Dan Savage recounts his family's campaign to convince him and his boyfriend, Terry, to get married, and explores how his family's attitudes towards gay marriage reflect those of contemporary American society.

The commitment :
ISBN: 9780616942482. OCLC Number: 1012175948

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Dan Savage recounts his family's campaign to convince him and his boyfriend, Terry, to get married, and explores how his family's attitudes towards gay marriage reflect those of contemporary American society. 2011.

The kid :
ISBN: 0525945253. OCLC Number: 41445757

Dutton,. .

Gay man Dan Savage, who writes a nationally syndicated sex-advice column dispensing advice to straight people, decided to try to adopt a child along with his boyfriend, Terry. The story of their misadventures, with all of Savage's peccadilloes firmly in place, is captured in this book. Savage has made an art of irreverence and offers no apologies for his inconsistent and often politically incorrect views and values. The result is a highly entertaining look at modern-day society and families in fertility-conscious America.--From publisher description.

The kid :
ISBN: 9781101627310. OCLC Number: 853691521

Penguin Audio,. .

Savage--America's gay, irreverent, taboo-busting, flat-out funny sex-advice columnist--shares his revelatory misadventures of adopting a baby.