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Book Club

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 01:15pm

 

book club

Come join the Prime Timers Minneapolis/St. Paul monthy Book Club.  We welcome new and returning members to any book club meeting.  There’s no requirement to attend more than a single meeting and we always welcome a new face. Meetings are informal and fun interactive experiences.  Because the book under discussion is often just the starting point launching us into wide ranging conversations both personal and philosophical. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Book Selection:

Hosts: Gus Grihalva

Date: August 17th, 1:15 PM

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

Author: Michael Arceneaux

Book Description

"Phenomenal" --Justin Torres, author of We the Animals

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.

Location:

quartrefoil-libraryQuatrefoil Library
1220 E Lake St.

Minneapolis MN 55407


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