The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant - Dan Savage
This is a very good book: funny in a self-deprecating way, uncomfortably honest in a funny way, intelligently perceptive under a veneer of cynicism and comedic exaggeration, and seriously committed to family. (Savage makes a big deal about how much his Irish-Catholic roots influence him, and indeed there's a certain kinship with Frank McCourt, especially the way some of his self-putdowns really hurt and I think he's being too hard on himself.) I learned from this book, too, and when Ira Glass writes on the back cover that this is "as good a documentation of the way a certain class of Americans — gay or straight — lives and thinks at the turn of this century as anything [he's] ever read" he's not too far off.