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

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

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

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."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592407637
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/02/2013
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 580,262
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Zach Wahls is writer, speaker, and civil rights advocate. His writing has appeared in The Daily Beast, The Des Moines Register, and The Daily Iowan. He lives in Iowa City, Iowa. Bruce Littlefieldis 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.

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My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
LoveaGoodBook0 More than 1 year ago
Amazing young man. Glad he's brave enough to tell his story, so that it might help others.
HappyFarmer More than 1 year ago
This book is much needed. It helps us understand that all families--even if they don't look like yours--want for their children happiness. Well written. Bravo, young man!
BMag More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Zach's famous speech was powerful and intelligent, and the book is too with an intimate look into his life, the values his moms taught him, and his ideas about equality. He is frank and inspirational, and delivers a strong rebuttal to every argument the opposition usually delivers. Congrats Zach! You are indeed an amazing person!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you Zach for sharing your wisdom and experience at such a young age. A line from your speech sticks in my mind in which you told the Chairman of the Iowa House committee looking to overturn marriage equality: "If I were your son, Mr. Chairman, I believe I'd make you very proud." Yes, Zach, if you were my son, you'd make me VERY proud. YOUR two moms I'm sure must be wonderful people and... very proud. Congratulations!
Joesmar More than 1 year ago
I can see why this young man was a champion high school debater because he truly is persuasive! Before reading this book, I thought I was "against" or at least not "for" same sex marriage and now I find myself having no issue with it all. He truly defines the meaning of family in this book.
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Awesome a kid in my class has his phrase in this book lol
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Y not? Did she have to go so she sent u as a substitute?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Sure, he’s handsome and athletic, an environmental engineering student, and an Eagle Scout. " Seriously? This describes the book? The guy already has an ego, stop making it bigger.