My Two Moms by Zach Wahls

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A resounding testament to individuality and the power of family in all forms from the young man who “lit up the Internet” (Ellen DeGeneres)

On January 31, 2011, Zach Wahls addressed the Iowa House Judiciary Committee in a public forum regarding full marriage equality. The nineteen-year-old son of a same-sex couple, Wahls proudly proclaimed, “The sexual orientation of my parents has had zero effect on the content of my character.” Hours later, his speech was posted on YouTube, where it went viral, quickly receiving more than two million views. By the end of the week, everyone knew his name and wanted to hear more from the boy with two moms.

Same-sex marriage will be a major—possibly the defining—issue in this year’s election cycle, and Wahls speaks to that, but also to a broader issue.  Sure, he’s handsome and athletic, an environmental engineering student, and an Eagle Scout. Yet, growing up with two moms, he knows what it’s like to feel different and to fear being made fun of 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 Avery. 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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