Uplifting Story: An All American Dad – Almost

Logo NewNowNext Awards 2013 - ArrivalsI saw this column today in Huff Post by Dan Bucatinsky about the trials and tribulations of being a gay dad with two young children. Many of you probably already know of Dan from his autobiographical tales of parenthood Does This Baby Make Me look Straight http://pages.simonandschuster.com/does-this-baby-make-me-look-straight/ ) from Simon and Schuster’s Touchstone Books.

I laughed so hard and so many times that I thought maybe some of you might find it just as amusing.

As a writer/producer Dan has a number of television credits including consulting producer on Grey’s Anatomy and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He also plays James in the hit television show Scandal.

Here’s the link to Dan’s article – I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


I live in Canada and I love big dogs, music, movies, reading and sports – especially baseball


  • Tom already mentioned it, but I know him from All Over the Guy with that other hottie, Richard Ruccolo, and pretty funny, smaller roles for a bunch of well-known stars. Flawed, but a comfort watch for me. I should review it as I don’t think anyone has. Hmmmmm…

    • Hi Lynn

      Please do review it. I’m sure that a lot of readers would welcome a different kind of movie. 😀 😎

      • It’s not really that different — cuter gay romance and as Tom said, a sweet ending. I think I will definitely review it after I get back. Gotta get it from Netflix (reminder to self: have the housesitter put the two movies we already watched in the mail so I get it when I get home).

    • Aunt Lynn, I’d be very interested in checking out your review. I know what you mean about the film’s flaws, but that ending gets me every time. You mentioned the cast, as did I, and in particular Andrea Martin as Eli’s mother is a particular standout for me. I also liked seeing Doris Roberts in a role a great deal different than what I know her for (‘Raymond’).

  • Never heard of him before, but will definitely go buy his book now. Thanks Wave :).

  • I have to say I’m a huge fan of his and I agree, Wave, his book and the occasional pieces he submits to the HuffPost are amusing as well as touching. In addition to everything you mentioned he also co-created with his husband and Lisa Kudrow, the hysterically wonderful series, ‘Web Therapy,” in which he also co-stars from time-to-time, as well as writes. He also wrote and starred in one of my favorite queer-themed comedic films, “All Over the Guy.”

    • Hi Tom
      I haven’t seen All Over The Guy so I’ll check it out. I don’t know if Web Therapy is available in Canada but I’ll definitely look for it in our local TV guide. Thanks for the info.

      • The first two seasons of Therapy which aired on Showtime are now available on DVD (the show is primarily “improvised” and the outtakes alone are worth it.) The third season is set to begin later this month. Also the film which I think came out in 2001 is also on DVD. Even though film got a few pretty abysmal reviews it has a wonderful cast. You should be able to find both titles on Amazon if you’re interested. 🙂

  • Silly man. You don’t need worms. Bits of hot dog work much, much better. Any food works, actually. My kids love the pond at their great-grandparents’ farm and can fish for hours with tiny “spitballs” made of stale white bread.

    *who refuses to put worms on hooks, because I’m such a wuss

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