Self-help books can be boring. Most of them want to spiritually prepare you for an inward journey to your soul so you can come to a greater realization about the universe – or something like that.
The Gay Gospel is not that book. The self-described “Survival guide for gay 20somethings in America today” takes a friendly, conversational tone, which is exactly what author and nightlife promoter Justin Luke Zirilli had in mind. “It’s about being quick and getting to the point so a person can pick it up, read a chapter in 3 minutes, and feel sort of empowered,” he said, and the Gospel’s division into “books” and then into chapters makes it easy to find the advice you need.
Expect a sympathetic ear to whatever problem you're facing, but don’t expect Zirilli’s advice to leave room for excuses. You look for your problem in the book, and he tells you the most likely outcomes of whatever action you to take. He’s like the friend who listens through your teary-eyed, angst-filled issues, then looks you right in the face and tells you what to do.
Chapters like “You Don’t NEED a Boyfriend,” and “Five Ways to Avoid Drama” highlight issues that the 20something crowd is most concerned with at this point in their lives, but zooming out, the book’s advice is applicable to all gay men – no one ever has it all together, Zirilli says so himself in the chapter “We’re ALL Fucked Up.”
The Gay Gospel is now available on Amazon.