I Can't Date Jesus

I Can't Date Jesus

Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé
Written by Michael Arceneaux
Narrated by Michael Arceneaux
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I Can't Date Jesus

Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé
Written by Michael Arceneaux | Narrated by Michael Arceneaux
In this New York Times bestseller, a journalist reflects on growing up black and gay in Houston — and finding solace in the world’s most powerful pop star. Reminiscent of David Sedaris’s dark humor and hailed as “funny and fierce” by Kirkus Reviews, this timely collection “has the intimacy of a therapist’s couch mixed with the hilarity of a stand-up performance” (AudioFile).

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In the style of New York Times bestsellers You Can’t Touch My Hair, Bad Feminist, and I’m Judging You, a timely collection of alternately hysterical and soul‑searching essays about what it is like to grow up as a creative, sensitive black man in a world that constantly tries to deride and diminish your humanity.

It hasn’t been easy being Michael Arceneaux.

Equality for LGBTQ people has come a long way and all, but voices of persons of color within the community are still often silenced, and being Black in America is…well, have you watched the news?

With the characteristic wit and candor that have made him one of today’s boldest writers on social issues, I Can’t Date Jesus is Michael Arceneaux’s impassioned, forthright, and refreshing look at minority life in today’s America. Leaving no bigoted or ignorant stone unturned, he describes his journey in learning to embrace his identity when the world told him to do the opposite.

He eloquently writes about coming out to his mother; growing up in Houston, Texas; being approached for the priesthood; his obstacles in embracing intimacy that occasionally led to unfortunate fights with fire ants and maybe fleas; and the persistent challenges of young people who feel marginalized and denied the chance to pursue their dreams.

Perfect for fans of David Sedaris, Samantha Irby, and Phoebe Robinson, I Can’t Date Jesus tells us—without apologies—what it’s like to be outspoken and brave in a divisive world.

Categories: Nonfiction
Release Date: July 24, 2018
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Run time: 06:09:49
Unabridged Audiobook

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