Posts Tagged ‘Skipping towards Gomorrah’

Savage Happiness

21 July 2011

Skipping Towards Gomorrah by Dan Savage, Plume Books

As I mentioned in the previous post, I’ve been enjoying Dan Savage, kick-ass advice columnist. I just finished his book Skipping Towards Gomorrah. While I don’t recommend it quite as highly as his  Savage Love sex advice columns, it’s a great read.

It’s basically a meandering critique of the hypocrisies of the socially conservative right-wing “professional virtuecrats” ie: William J. Bennett, Robert Bork, Pat Buchanan, Dr. Laura, Alan Keyes, etc. He really nails all of them… but then again I think that we all have inconsistencies in what values we believe in and hold tightly  (and I wouldn’t want Dan Savage’s razor critique on my personal foibles.)  (more…)