Featured as one of Summer 2018s most anticipated reads by the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, Buzzfeed, and Bitch Media.In the style of New York Times bestsellers You Cant Touch My Hair, Bad Feminist, and Im Judging You, a timely collection of alternately hysterical and soulsearching 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 hasnt 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 iswell, have you watched the news? With the characteristic wit and candor that have made him one of todays boldest writers on social issues, I Cant Date Jesus is Michael Arceneauxs impassioned, forthright, and refreshing look at minority life in todays America. Leaving no bigoted or ignorant stone unturned, he describes his journey in...
|Title||:||I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé Reviews
Contender for fave memoir title of 2018
Although not familiar with the work of Michael Arceneaux, I was intrigued to explore this collection of memoir essays. Even though this book didn't have me rolling on the floor with belly laughs, I enjoyed the feel of the book. As if, Michael Arceneaux, was sitting across from me in a cafe and pouring out his perspectives on the Catholic faith, his struggles with coming out to family and friends, thoughts on dating/marriage, American politics, and his lov ...more
I really thought I was going to go through all of 2018 only reading books written by women, but Michael Arcenaux's debut I Can't Date Jesus sounded too intriguing to ignore. Despite not reading any of Arceneaux's work before, I really enjoyed reading his memoir essays. He's a big shot in the journalism world, particularly known for writing from the gay and black POV, but you don't need to know his previous work to dive into this! Arceneaux brilliantly writes about the tensions between his family ...more
“Some parts of my life are sad, but I am not a sad spirit.” So reads a line from the epilogue to I Can’t Date Jesus, a touching, honest, and highly entertaining collection of reflections from Michael Arceneaux, one of my favorite culture writers. I completed this book quite quickly as I was devouring it similarly to the way I often do writings by Arceneaux: with many an internal head nod, several audible chuckles, and constant reminders that despite being my opposite in so many ways, Michael Arc ...more
I love collections like this--personal essays that make you laugh and make you think, sometimes on the same page. And audio is the way to go, no question. Hearing the author's words in their own voice is a special experience.
"Is it not an exercise in futility to place your faith in a belief system that doesn't completely believe in you?"
This is a great and engaging read.
Michael Arceneaux is funny, genuine, and open in this memoir about his experiences and growing up and how his faith has changed over time. It's full of personal stories and insights about race and sex and family that is raw and absolutely worth the read.
Though I’ve never read any of the author’s previous work, I still wanted to try reading this and it was a very entertaining read. Michael’s style is very conversational, like he is just talking to us about all his feelings. His issues about his father’s abuse, his very religious mother, his paranoia about intimacy - all heavy topics are written in a very humorous way. I was obviously expecting a little more political commentary since Michael is very opinionated, but the book concentrates more on ...more
I think there's a great message here, but its a bit raunchy for what I was expecting to read. I appreciate Arceneaux's storytelling (such a compelling title), but not a huge fan of his voice as an author.
Great book. Honest and FUNNY. Arceneaux is able to articulate many of the emotions and thoughts I have about religion. Easy, enjoyable read.