So I'm working in the library and was shelving (the boring task of putting books that people have looked at or returned back in their proper place on the shelves) when I noticed our library's copy of Gay Marriage, Real Life: Ten Stories of Love and Family. For those of you who don't know, this book has personal significance becuase I am in it. Our relationship is one of the ten stories profiled. Many of you probably already know about the book, having either gotten your own copy or borrowed one of mine (and I can't remember who has it, so if it's you please let me know). For those of you who didn't know, I would encourage you to at least look at it. The ten couples are quite varied - 4 from the east coast, 4 from the west coast and two from the midwest. Some are men, other women, black and white, younger and older, but all have an incredible story to share. It puts a very personal perspective on the whole conversation about what marriage is and means to people and how same sex couple are working within or without it.
It's the first time I've ever had anyone else tell my personal story - a very strange thing indeed - but I'm happy with the book and how our story was told. I think it gives a pretty good picture of things. I will warn you that ours is a bit of a tear jerker. If you have any questions or comments on the book in general or our piece in particular, please feel free to ask! Part of what I hoped for with the book was more conversation (also a reason for the blog) as well as sharing my experience for others to learn from. Have you read it? What did you think? Do you think it was/is a bad idea for a book? or for us to be in it?