After fifteen years of up-all-night gay disco dance parties, Sean O'Donnell and his longtime partner Todd decided to trade in their leather chaps for mom jeans and start a family. In August 2012 the not-so ambiguously gay duo walked into a Pittsburgh-based adoption agency and said, "We'd like a child, please." For the next several months they attended parenting classes, subjected themselves to probing FBI background checks, and completed enough paperwork to reforest the whole of the Amazon River basin. Despite lacking a magical baby-making vagina the pair successfully made omelets without eggs when in July 2013 they flew to Oregon to meet their seven-year-old son for the first time. No longer Sean and Todd they would now be forever known as Dad and Papa to the observant boy ("So that's how you sleep.") with a million questions (“Do you have a girlfriend?”, “Where do babies come from?”, “What’s gay?”) No sooner had they settled into their new roles when the stork returned the following year, delivering another boy who quickly proved that five-year-olds were basically talking babies who could use the toilet. Which One of You is the Mother? is the story of how two gay guys finally met the two kids who were always meant to be their sons. This is a book that celebrates a different kind of family who just happens to be like every other family on the block. Only gayer. And funnier.
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Sean Michael O'Donnell is a forty year old married gay man. He lives in Pittsburgh with his husband and two adopted sons. Sean enjoys LAW & ORDER reruns, Christmas movies in October, and Facebook stalking. He likes donuts and beer. Sometimes he does yoga. He is an award-winning playwright and the author of the blog seansbiggayblog.com where he attempts to chronicle his experiences as an adoptive gay parent. The contents of his blog (and life) are 75% truth, 18% satire, 6% hyperbole and 1% drama.Review:
"After reading this brilliant, touching book, all I could think about was having Sean and Todd tuck me in at night. Please adopt me!!!!" -- Simon Doonan, Barneys Creative Ambassador and Author of The Asylum
"I don't like to think of us as boring, just profoundly unremarkable..., writes O'Donnell in the first chapter, but I beg to differ. Their story of starting their relationship to adopting their children is remarkable, considering all they had to go through as a gay male couple. Their story is one for anyone, a story of true love, commitment and what it means to be a family in the US in 2015. [He] is a natural story teller who puts the reader front and center in their daily lives. It's a story of hope, a story of compassion."-- Thomas McMillen-Oakley, author of Jesus Has Two Daddies
"I ABSOLUTELY 100% LOVED EVERY PAGE AND DIDN'T WANT IT TO END. It was a quick, witty read that uplifted your Monday morning blues and reminded you that there is some good in this world - you've just got to be willing to be open to it. Most definitely a 5-star read for me."-- A Cheeky Book Addicts Thoughts
Which One of You is the Mother? is a "thoughtful, charming (and funny) essay about gay parenting that proves, not just engaging, but enlightening to gay and straight families alike." -- Terry Galloway, author of Mean Little deaf Queer
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