Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?
Confessions of a Gay Dad
By Dan Bucatinsky
(Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9781451660739, 245pp.)
Publication Date: June 5, 2012
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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 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.
Two gay dads share their good, bad and funny experiences of becoming a parent. As part of LGBT Pride Month, host Michel Martin speaks with Dan Bucatinsky author of the new book Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight? and Marcus Mabry dad of two and editor-at-large for the New York Times. More at NPR.org
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