I Can't Date Jesus by Michael Arceneaux

I Can't Date Jesus

Featured as one of Summer 2018’s 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 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 ...

Details I Can't Date Jesus

TitleI Can't Date Jesus
Release DateJul 24th, 2018
PublisherAtria / 37 INK
GenreNonfiction, Writing, Essays, Autobiography, Memoir, Lgbt, Glbt, Queer

Reviews I Can't Date Jesus

  • Roxane
    There are stories that simply demand to be told and Michael Arceneaux’s is one such story. In I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I’ve Put My Faith in Beyoncé, Arceneaux writes from his life as a black gay man with an uncanny strength of conviction and such fine wit. The essays collected here reveal Arceneaux at his finest, as he grapples with the very things that shape our lives--faith, family, and finding a way...
  • Erin
    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 o...
  • Kayla Brunson
    Thank you Atria Books for providing me with a copy for an honest review.I haven’t read anything by Michael Arceneaux before, but when I heard he was from Houston like me and saw the title I knew I wanted to read it. This was compared toYou Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain and I loved that book last year.This guy is hilarious as hell and he kept me laughing while reading. The style of the book feels as if we are havi...
  • Bri (girlwithabookblog.com)
    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 brill...
  • Sahitya
    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 Mich...
  • Al
    Excellent, timely read. This is the first time I've read Arceneaux and I was delighted by his depth, honesty and humor. He gave insight into a world I knew nothing about and offered further insight into worlds to which I new very little, all the while seeming to be very true to himself. This is a highly worthwhile read for anyone looking to pull their heads out of the sand.