Dan Savage expertly switched off between hilarious (maybe I’m easily amused but the Introduction had me laughing hysterically) and the serious (his sorrow at the loss of his religious identity) in his latest collection of essays in American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics. Each essay is a different chapter, annotated with amusing asides and more support for that particular topic. This was my first taste of Savage’s writing in bulk – I had previously read some of his stand-alone articles – and felt that his writing was sharp, well-researched and contrite, when it needed to be.
This latest collection of essays focus mainly on equal rights for LGBT individuals, but Obamacare and gun violence are also tackled. He explains the reasoning behind starting up his charity, It Gets Better and how he