My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family

By Zach Wahls , with Bruce Littlefield
Read by Kris Koscheski

6.88 Hours 04/26/2012 unabridged
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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 In 2011 Zach Wahls (then ninteen 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 most popular 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 what 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.

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Summary

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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

In 2011 Zach Wahls (then ninteen 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 most popular 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 what 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is a wonderful book. You will love it, you will weep at times. It is an incredible demonstration of the power of real values.” Jon Stewart
“He lit up the Internet when he delivered a passionate plea to the Iowa House of Representatives in support of gay marriage. Take a look at him … a hero.” Ellen DeGeneres

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Author

Author Bio: Zach Wahls

Zach Wahs is a bestselling author, speaker, advocate, entrepreneur, Green Bay Packers part-owner, a sixth-generation Iowan, and commentator on youth- and LGBTQ-related issues. He is the founder and owner of both Iowa City Learns and the Eastern Iowa Renewable Energy Coalition. His writing has appeared in the Huffington Post and the Daily Iowan, among many others. He lives in Iowa City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 6.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English