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  • Title: Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad
  • Author: Dan Bucatinsky
  • ISBN: 9781451660739
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 2005, Dan Bucatinsky and his partner, Don Roos, found themselves in an L.A delivery room, decked out in disposable scrubs from shower cap to booties, to welcome their adopted baby girl launching their frantic yet memorable adventures into fatherhood Two and a half years later, the same birth mother a heroically generous, pack a day teen with a passion for Bridezilla mIn 2005, Dan Bucatinsky and his partner, Don Roos, found themselves in an L.A delivery room, decked out in disposable scrubs from shower cap to booties, to welcome their adopted baby girl launching their frantic yet memorable adventures into fatherhood Two and a half years later, the same birth mother a heroically generous, pack a day teen with a passion for Bridezilla marathons and Mountain Dew delivered a son into the couple s arms In Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight Bucatinsky moves deftly from sidesplitting stories about where kids put their fingers to the realization that his athletic son might just grow up to be straight and finally to a reflection on losing his own father just as he s becoming one Bucatinsky s soul baring and honest stories tap into that all encompassing, and very human, hunger to be a parent and the life changing and often ridiculous road to getting there.
    Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight Confessions of a Gay Dad In Dan Bucatinsky and his partner Don Roos found themselves in an L A delivery room decked out in disposable scrubs from shower cap to booties to welcome their adopted baby girl launching th

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    1. My friend, the Emmy winning actor and writer Dan Bucatinsky, has written a hilarious, bawdy, touching, and informative book which about the unique trials and pleasures of raising children in a same sex marriage I laughed a lot reading this book, but I cried a couple of times, too, because there is extraordinary love revealed in these pages Ultimately, love is all that really matters, and its importance as a foundation for marriage or parenting is vividly portrayed here It s really, really funny, [...]

    2. Books with essays on kids and parenting are a dime a dozen Most full of advice, some funny, some try to be funny and miss the mark This is not one of these The author, a writer and actor gives us a unique view of parenting, that of raising children as gay parents.The author and his husband adopted two children from a mom unable to raise them That essay alone gave me a unique view of the adoption process from a gay parent s perspective An eye opener for sure Politically incorrectness and the freq [...]

    3. Filled with humor, and plenty of amusing and heartwarming anecdotes alike, this was a terrific listen.I ve been a fan of Dan Bucatinsky for a while still mad about Scandal James Novak was a favored character and Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight Confessions of a Gay Dad was simply delightful and absolutely made better by Bucatinsky narrating it personally.This quickie review has been cross posted at Gay Book Reviews.

    4. i really enjoyed this book yes, it s another collection of humorous essays about parenting, but unlike so many of its contemporaries, this book was actually funny perhaps even important, it was thoughtful bucatinsky wrote how the gendered expectations of parenting roles are upended when both parents are men, his feelings of responsibility in trying to make parenting seem appealing to other gay men, he even touched on a topic that many queer couples would be loath to address whether or not the c [...]

    5. Some of the chapters were funny but I got really tired of hearing how gross fat people are Final straw was when he was so disgusted by a heavy 8 year old wearing a bikini, though his own daughter has a perfect tummy Gross Dan.

    6. Lots of cute stories about a happy family fashioned in love and against odds Bucatinsky is funny, truly, and only human but I couldn t get past some of his prejudices I think he d be the first to admit to some of them the whole essay on talking to his children about fat shaming was or less just him wrestling with his societal conditioning in that area but even early on in the book he attacks a scammer con artist bad person by calling her ugly, plain, fat, etc Yuck I did love a look into Bucatin [...]

    7. I really enjoyed this Definitely pick it up on audio Bucatinsky s narrating was fantastic.Admittedly, I only really know Bucatinsky from Scandal love him on that show , but now I plan to check out other things he s been in.Great essays about parenting and family no matter what kind of family you have, you will be able to relate I swear, some of the conversations he s had with his kids were word for word the same ones I ve had You can tell how much he cares about his family, even as he s talking [...]

    8. Dan Bucatinsky is an actor, writer, and producer and has appeared in films as well as series such as Scandal and 24 Legacy In this memoir he talks about his experiences with his partner in adopting two children.The couple worked through an attorney to find a willing birth mother The first attempt dried up when the mother continually avoided drug testing and, when pressed, falsified a clean test They eventually found a mother who was not in a position to raise an infant and agreed to an adoption [...]

    9. This book is very, very funny While it s clearly meant as a lighthearted journey through life, love and creating a modern family, as Bucatinsky tells stories, his humor surpasses many stand up specials I ve seen on HBO Bucatinsky s take on family life from the perspective of a gay man is well written, full of universal insight and specific challenges he and his husband have had as a gay couple.I picked this up because the title was amusing I ve read lots of humorists who explore baby poop and th [...]

    10. I m a member of a book club that sometimes ships the new books automaticallye I ve forgotten to decline the books In this instance, Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight came to me because I had once again forgotten to turn down the selections chosen for me Since I already paid for them and the package had come, I didn t really feel like sending them back It was too much of a pain.I m glad I didn t.Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight Confessions of a Gay Dad is a hysterical memoir on a gay man s [...]

    11. This is really 3.5 stars because I did like it, it just wasn t super amazing Exactly 12 years ago I stumbled upon The kid by Dan Savage on the new book shelf at the Port Townsend Public Library New to the Pacific Northwest I did not know who Dan Savage was, but after reading his wonderful memoir about him and his partner Terry adopting their son I was hooked and have followed Dan Savage ever since Dan Bucatinsky shares, in very intimate details, the wonders and horrors of parenting and he writes [...]

    12. The first couple of pages in this book about what to do when your daughter realizes certain things about her anatomy had me instantly rolling and committed to Bucatinsky s book He s hilarious at times and so genuinely emotional at times It was a nice balance of memoir and humor, parenting stories and simple life lessons Regardless of his experiences revolving around being part of a same sex couple, I was able to relate to almost all of it I couldn t put it down once I started.

    13. Moderately amusing in a few places towards the middle, but the author is not an especially nice person and after a while the low grade misogyny really began to grind on my nerves This trend of being REAL is getting boring you re just being a whiny asshole, it doesn t make you cutting edge or funny It felt like he was just alternating sentences with nasty judgmental thoughts and sweet things spoken out loud to his cute kids Not an ultimately positive or enjoyable read.

    14. I really enjoyed this memoir about becoming a dad and what the first few years of parenthood have been like for Buckatinsky and his husband He touches on heavy subjects, but throughout he keeps a sense of humor making the book a quick and fun read I could relate to so many of his choices as a parent and his feelings of uncertainty We ve certainly all been there.

    15. This book is delightful The author does talk quite a bit about his daughter s vagina, which is, in context, a brave and timely choice However, if you aren t used to it and you aren t it comes as a bit of a surprise.

    16. Ehh, it was a fun read, but not overly compelling Similar to Dan Savage s The Kid, but I found Bucatinksy relatable than Savage.

    17. Books of linked essays are hard when you re not David Sedaris This one was pretty good there were a few rage inducing inconsistencies a chapter about being obsessed about what goes in your kids mouths followed one or two later by a chapter in which a mom is giving him a hard time about the fact that he s letting his kids eat crap that take a star off all ratings, and I really got tired by the end of the fact that every chapter had an almost same structure he needed a bit of editing There were pa [...]

    18. Thoroughly enjoyed I higher recommend to all potential parents, parents to be and parents it may make you want another.The book brought back many memories of my own experience much of parenting is a universal experience I found the stories on open adoption interesting.The only part that made my cringe was the bit gun medical statistics the author used to convince his partner to circumcise their son The author cherry picked a couple of medical findings to support his culturally preference Deeper [...]

    19. This is not my normal read but I got as a cheap audible 1.95 and frankly adored it Gay men go through the same insecurities as a parent as the rest of us As life and death happens, this is a book all new parents should listen to These are two celebrities to are migrating life the best way they know and raising their adopted children with love and compassion Follow through their journey attempting to adopt, lose and gain friends, struggle with religion, loss of a parent As a 30 something you may [...]

    20. I think this is an important subject an underrepresented one in contemporary letters and Bucatinsky deserves a lot of credit for telling his and his husband s story as honestly as he does, warts and all You certainly get the feeling that he s not holding anything back In the book, Bucatinsky comes across as an earnest if rather overly anxious parent The man loves his kids On the other hand, I have to say that he really doesn t seem like the most likable person in the world Since I don t know Buc [...]

    21. I really did enjoy the author s style and sense of humorwhen it showed The book is mostly structured so that each chapter is a different event or part of his life It seemed to fluctuate pretty consistently chapter would be funny and the next would TRY to be funny but would fall flat All in all, a good and quick read I would read others by him, which is a sign that it was mostly enjoyable.

    22. I have no idea who the author of this book is, even after googling him Obviously a writer for TV but I have no idea from which show It must be a funny one though I laughed so many times while listening to the audio version of this book I love smart witty writers His kids are lucky to have such funny and loving Dads I would love for his partner to write a similar book to hear his side of things Five fabulous stars

    23. Bucatinsky has written a funny, touching account of his and his husband s parenting experiences While the principles are applicable to any parent married or single, GLTBQ or straight I found it particularly enlightening regarding the parenting challenges specific to gay couples I laughed, I cried, I learned a lot.

    24. Cute Fun Easy read He does a great job narrating his own audiobook, because of course because he s an actor He and his partner adopted two kids So it s basically mostly fun stories about being a dad, with the gay dad spin They seem like a cute family.

    25. Definitely some laugh out loud funny moments, stories that make you shake your head, and sweet reminiscences Mostly a collection of stories that reminds each of us that families are made in every way, and, no matter what yours looks like, the common thread is love.

    26. First, I acknowledge that this book isn t for everyone But it was for me As someone who s trying to become a gay daddy, it was reassuring to know that I m not alone, and invigorating to hear a success story Actually, two success stories.

    27. my expectation was for something similar to Dan Savage s The Kid The author is not Dan Savage perhaps I shouldn t hold it against him

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