I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyonce

I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyonce

by Michael Arceneaux

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501178856
Publisher: Atria / 37 INK
Publication date: 07/24/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 27,898
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Michael Arceneaux is a Houston-bred, Howard University-educated writer currently living in Harlem. Covering issues related to culture, sexuality, religion, race, and Beyoncé, Michael has written for Complex, Essence, The Guardian, New York Magazine, the New York Times, The Root, and many other publications. Additionally, he has lent his commentary to such outlets as MSNBC, NPR, SiriusXM, VH1, and Viceland.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Where'd You Go? 1

The First Taste 13

I See a Priest in You 27

The First, the Worst 43

Diana Ross 59

You Will Die Poor 73

Learning How to Ho and Date and Failing at Both 91

This Place Is No Sanctuary 115

Itchy and Scratchy 129

My Lord and Gyrator 141

The Marrying Kind 155

The Pinkprint 165

I'll Dial That Number 179

The Impossible 195

I Can't Date Jesus 211

Sweet Potato Saddam 225

Epilogue: Yeah, Everything Good… We Good 231

Acknowledgments 239

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I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyonce 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 10 days ago
I bought the book after seeing the author interviewed on PBS. His cutting humor and honesty are enjoyable though the flow of the book is sometimes a bit jumpy. He achieved his purpose stated in the Epilogue with this reader!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The dedication page made me laugh so I knew I was in for a good time. The stories Michael tells are difficult but infused with humor that makes you feel like you’re sitting in a bar having a drink with him. This is a book, I imagine, will touch many black, gay men who wondered where it was when they were younger. For the rest of us, it is a reminder of the many turns life can take when we are simply trying to do our best.
BklynLibrarian More than 1 year ago
Michael's honest and funny memoir is an inspiring book for people coming of age today. His story of self-discovery is a witty, quick read that speaks to everyone. Reading this felt having a great talk with an old friend.