My Two Moms by Zach Wahls

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It’s core lesson is that a kid raised by lesbians in love is as normal as normal can be.
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A resounding testament to the power of family and a reassurance that there is no wrong way to be who you are

It has been almost two years since Zach Wahls (then 19 years old) bravely stood up in front of the Iowa House of Representative and defended gay marriage and his family. Wahls proudly proclaimed, "The sexual orientation of my parents has had zero effect on the content of my character,” and his speech instantly went viral and became YouTube’s #1 political video of 2011.

In My Two Moms, Zach offers a stirring and brave defense of his family. Raised by two moms in a conservative Midwestern town, Zach’s parents instilled in him values that families everywhere can embrace—values driven home by his journey toward becoming an Eagle Scout. Zach’s upbringing couldn’t have been more mainstream—he played sports, was active in Boy Scouts, and led his high school speech and debate team—yet, growing up with two moms, he knows that it’s like to feel different and fear being bullied, or worse.

In the inspirational spirit of It Gets Better edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller, My Two Moms also delivers a reassuring message to same-sex couples, their kids, and anyone who's ever felt like an outsider: "You are not alone."

About Zach Wahls

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ZACH WAHLS is a twenty-year-old engineering student at the University of Iowa. He lives in Iowa City, Iowa.BRUCE LITTLEFIELD is a bestselling author and journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, People, and the Chicago Tribune, among other publications. He lives in New York City.
Published April 26, 2012 by Gotham Books. 257 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian, Parenting & Relationships, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Steve Donoghue

No sane person, finishing My Two Moms, could possibly cling to the idea that gay or lesbian couples are somehow more inherently degenerate than their straight counterparts, and in that sense the book serves some purpose.

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Reviewed by Jay Blotcher on May 01 2012

...Wahls’ sunny demeanor is never naïve, but bolstered by a formidable command of human nature and law. In an addendum, he takes on every argument against marriage equality and calmly topples them.

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Reviewed by Richard LaBonte on Jun 26 2012

It’s core lesson is that a kid raised by lesbians in love is as normal as normal can be.

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Reviewed by Brittany on Apr 04 2012

My Two Moms is a perfect resource to have on your shelves.

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