I Can't Date Jesus - Michael Arceneaux

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In his first essay collection, Michael Arceneaux explains why Beyoncé is his “Lord and Gyrator” while identifying as a gay black man. Many of his struggles came from growing up in a Catholic household in the south where homosexuality was not accepted and openly said to be a sin. He uses humor and pop culture to discuss his dating life and reminding us that the best thing you can do for yourself is be true to yourself. 

I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé By Michael Arceneaux Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501178856
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Published: Atria Books - July 24th, 2018

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life - Samantha Irby

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We Are Never Meeting In Real Life is the book to read any time you need a laugh, or a cry, or, more importantly, when you need to hear someone tackle topics like body image, chronic illness, disability, and race with honesty and humor. If you think you can’t possibly relate, read it and be surprised. Samantha Irby is the hero and friend everyone needs right now.

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays By Samantha Irby Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101912195
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Published: Vintage - May 30th, 2017

Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live by from the Wtf Podcast - Marc Maron

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Podcast fans rejoice!  The first collection of excerpts from one of the world’s most popular podcasts is here!  In Waiting for the Punch (Flatiron, $27.99), Marc Maron and his producer Brendan McDonald bring us highlights from their podcast, “WTF with Marc Maron.”  Maron is equal parts empathy and bitterness, introspection and derision. The honest approach he brings to interviewing encourages open dialogue, not canned Q&A.  That authenticity makes this greatest-hits book a treasure trove of insight, and at over 800 episodes, there are loads of interviews to choose from.  Arranged by theme—parenting, mental health, success, failure, addiction, to name a few—there is something in here for anyone looking to read hard-earned and frequently humorous lessons from some the world’s wisest personalities and most entertaining celebrities.

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By Marc Maron, John Oliver (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781250088888
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Flatiron Books - October 10th, 2017