My Two Moms

My Two Moms

Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family

By Zach Wahls; Kris Koscheski (Read by); Bruce Littlefield

Tantor Media Inc, MP3 CD, 9781452657387

Publication Date: April 2012

On January 31, 2011, Zach Wahls addressed the Iowa House Judiciary Committee in a public forum regarding civil unions. 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 next 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 the Author

Kris Koscheski, narrator, director, and audio aficionado, has worked on over four hundred audiobooks over the last twelve years. He has produced and directed many titles that have earned "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, Audie Awards, and Grammy nominations.

Bruce Littlefield has written books on a spectrum of American topics from garage sales to Airstreams to Christmas and has co-authored with many high-profile names including Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran, Fox News's Lis Wiehl, and civil rights advocate Zach Wahls. He appears on the Today Show, The View, and the Early Show as a lifestyle expert. The New York Times calls him a "lifestyle authority." We all know that's just shorthand for a know-it-all housewife. He divides his time between New York City and Edgewater Farm, a former bungalow colony in the Catskills.

Praise For My Two Moms

"Here he expands on his life story, speaking to all those who feel like outsiders. A needed book, and Wahls is a known quantity." ---Library Journal