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by David Valdes Greenwood

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ISBN:
0738211141
Author:
David Valdes Greenwood
Category:
Social Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Da Capo Lifelong Books (May 13, 2008)
Pages:
224 pages
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Start reading Homo Domesticus: Notes from a Same-Sex Marriage on your Kindle in under a minute. David Valdes Greenwood writes with understated humor that leads to laugh out loud paragraphs.

Start reading Homo Domesticus: Notes from a Same-Sex Marriage on your Kindle in under a minute. For instance, he tries to join a circle of new moms in his town, only to be referred to a gay parents group in another town. I know how to be gay," he says. I want to learn how to be a parent!" As someone who's lived through shifts in attitudes toward gay couples (including a stint in San Francisco), I'm delighted with the tone of the book: it's more about being a family than about being a gay family.

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by David Valdes Greenwood. In this "sweet, funny, true tale of same-sex romance" ( PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ), David Valdes Greenwood sets the record straight on gay marriage-and reminds us what really matters to any couple

by David Valdes Greenwood. In this "sweet, funny, true tale of same-sex romance" ( PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ), David Valdes Greenwood sets the record straight on gay marriage-and reminds us what really matters to any couple.

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The narrative is easy and follows the viewpoint of one of the partners (the author David Valdes Greenwood), depicting his life in a family of two men and their daughter. The reader will find no stereotypically liberal gay-family scenarios in the book. David made being gay peripheral in the construction of his family.

David Valdes Greenwood is the author of Revengers, The Rhinestone Sisterhood, Homo Domesticus and A Little Fruitcake

David Valdes Greenwood is the author of Revengers, The Rhinestone Sisterhood, Homo Domesticus and A Little Fruitcake. As an award-winning playwright, his work has been staged coast to coast and in the UK. A former freelance journalist, Valdes Greenwood is best known for his Boston Globe columns. woodauthor and on Twitter weets.

David Valdes Greenwood is an award-winning playwright and the author of. .Previously, he authored three nonfiction books (including Today Show pick A Little Fruitcake and Homo Domesticus: Notes from a Same-Sex Marriage.

He has written about parenting for the Boston Globe, AOL, and elsewhere, and lives with his daughter in the Greater Boston area.

Notes from a Same-Sex Marriage. by David Valdes Greenwood. In this sweet, funny, true tale of same-sex romance (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY), David Valdes Greenwood sets the record straight on gay marriage-and reminds us what really matters to any couple.

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David Valdes Greenwood is a nonfiction author and playwright. Valdes Greenwood has written about same-sex marriage and parenting for the Boston Globe and AOL, and in his book Homo Domesticus: Notes from a Same-Sex Marriage, the first memoir of legal same-sex marriage. His other nonfiction includesThe Rhinestone Sisterhood and A Little Fruitcake. He is a Huntington Theatre Company Playwriting Fellow whose work has been produced throughout the United States and in the United Kingdom.

In this “sweet, funny, true tale of same-sex romance” (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY), David Valdes Greenwood sets the record straight on gay marriage-and reminds us what really matters to any couple. Here he charts the ups and downs of an all-too-human relationship: going on that first “non-date”; learning to share duties (and mince words) in the kitchen; dealing with a wandering eye; and realizing that life as a couple is all about discovering “just how many things you can approach differently without actually killing each other.” When along comes baby, David and his husband find out just how outrageous and maddeningly wonderful the ties of love can be. This is a radiant, whimsical testament to love and commitment by today's “gay Erma Bombeck” (NPR).
  • Jek
David is a graduate student, representing the college's gay student group at a student orientation fair. Amid the primarily younger undergrad crowd, he spots Jason, a cute, bohemian-type type in his mid 20's and ... as the saying goes ... he knew he was in love.

But before you automatically close the scene with slow-motion montages and a choir singing "And they lived happily ever after," read the rest of David's touching, whimsical and refreshingly honest account of his sometimes-rocky relationship with Jason, through their church commitment ceremony (with a dash home to retrieve a missing pair of pants), the reaction of their respective in-laws, to their first drafty apartment together, househunting snafus, a "7 year itch" that threatended to end their relationship, trying to decide (after their state of Massachusetts approved them) whether to actually marry, and the decision to adopt a child. The author's open and intimate tone makes you feel that you know the couple personally, and share their pains as well as celebrate their achievements. From being openly gay (but being smart enough to avoid people who, in the author's words, would view "the story of Sodom and Gomorraharah as having a happy ending"), and David's "crashing" of a local mothers' group to get child-rearing tips, to the "scary parts" of the film "March of the Penguins" causing them to cut their only night-out short, and rush home to their infant daughter, David and Jason become your favorite couple to know. Especially recommended for young couples, but will be loved by just about anyone. Five stars out of five.
  • Taur
When it comes to reading about family life, I am somewhat of a voyeur, since my own family members come with four paws and fur. And I absolutely loved this book. It's family life at its best...a lifestyle even devotedly single people can admire. It's like visiting friends who are so much fun you don't want to go back to your own home.

David Valdes Greenwood writes with understated humor that leads to laugh out loud paragraphs. For instance, he tries to join a circle of new moms in his town, only to be referred to a gay parents group in another town. "I know how to be gay," he says. "I want to learn how to be a parent!"

As someone who's lived through shifts in attitudes toward gay couples (including a stint in San Francisco), I'm delighted with the tone of the book: it's more about being a family than about being a gay family. He finds humor and human interest in the routines of grocery shopping, cooking and waking up to change the new baby. And he finds ties to extended family as the couple's own parents morph into doting "Grammy" figures, each determined to spoil the baby.

Wouldn't it be fun to have these guys as neighbors, living down the block? You could pop down to say hi, borrow a cup of sugar and get cooking tips along with a dash of fun and friendship...and they're smart, too.

Let's hope David has a follow-up volume in the works.
  • Brialelis
While others might have found this book witty, clever and/or funny I simply found it heartwarming and wonderful. A gay family tale and well written truth often overlooked by other gay writers. Although I'm sure there are many stories out there like that of the Valdes Greenwood's and their daughter Lily Ruth I have rarely found anyone so willing to share their family with such honestly, joy and love as David does in "Homo Domesticus". While not sugar coating or ignoring those unpleasant moments we all experience in life David also doesn't dwell on, exaggerate or exploit them at the expense of his family. I finished the book feeling as though I know personally all three of the Valdes Greenwood family and wishing for them nothing but the very best future possible. Although a rather short book and quick read it is one that will remain in my mind and my heart for a long time. Is this story representative of all gay marriages and relationships? Of course not, but if you're seeking an honest representation of what one gay marriage and family can be I would highly recommend that you take a chance on "Homo Domesticus".
  • Villo
I hope the readership of this book doesn't get limited to those who want to read about same-sex relationships, because this great book should be read by anyone who enjoys a good memoir. The author has a great way of writing about feelings that are shared by many but not expressed well by many! For example, how it feels during the early days of having a new baby in the house. I can well recall the feeling that I wished somehow there was a way out of parenthood without anyone being hurt! It's such an overwhelming time, and you love that little one so much, but the crying....! And then those days pass, and that first smile happens, and it's all written about here so skillfully. I also very much enjoyed hearing about buying a house in the Boston market written about by someone NOT rich! I often feel like the world of published writing is getting pretty exclusive, and most of those who write seem to have very little idea what it's like to struggle financially. I really appreciated reading about someone else that understood how very hard it can be to buy in Boston! I hope this author keeps writing and writing.