Dan Savage is not afraid to stir things up. The sex-advice columnist, author, LGBTQ activist, and founder of the iconic It Gets Better Project just released his latest book, American Savage (Penguin Group), a collection of essays combining his completely unfiltered outlook on relationships, religion, politics, and, of course, sex. In classic Savage fashion, the book touches on everything from marriage ("I sometimes advise people to go ahead and cheat") to what has to be the most entertaining — and logical — challenge for politicians Herman Cain and John Cummins to prove once and for all that being gay is a choice (hint: they're going to have to put their money, and their mouths, where their mouths are). To celebrate the highly anticipated release, Savage will be stopping in the Twin Cities for a very special discussion at Macalester College in St. Paul. The event itself is open to the public, and you can get up to two tickets for the reading with purchase of Savage's new book at Common Good Books (38 S. Snelling Ave., St Paul; 651.225.8989). Any remaining tickets to hear from the author who puts the "Savage" in Savage Love will be made available at 6:45 p.m. on the day of the event, at no charge. Savage's speaking engagements have always been known to be funny, pointed, and thought-provoking, but with the recent government shakeups and passing of the same-sex marriage bill, this event is likely to be one to remember.
Tue., June 18, 6:45 p.m., 2013