I can't date Jesus : love, sex, family, race, and other reasons I've put my faith in Beyonce

Published 2018
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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 LGBT 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; that time his father asked if he was 'funny' while shaking his hand; his obstacles in embracing intimacy; and the persistent challenges of young people who feel marginalized and denied the chance to pursue their dreams. Perfect for fans of David Sedaris 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"--Provided by publisher.

First Atria paperback edition.
ix, 241 pages ; 22 cm
Other Title:
I cannot date Jesus
Introduction: where'd you go?
The first taste
I see a priest in you
The first, the worst
Diana Ross
You will die poor
Learning How to ho and date and failing at both
This place is no sanctuary
Itchy and scratchy
My lord and gyrator
The marrying kind
The pinkprint
I'll dial that number
The impossible
I can't date Jesus
Sweet potato Saddam
Epilogue: yeah, everything good ... we good.
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