Books I Don't Want to Die Poor Essays by Michael Arceneaux Paperback, 256 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $17 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleI Don't Want to Die PoorSubtitleEssaysAuthorMichael Arceneaux Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary The author of the New York Times best-selling I Can't Date Jesus offers a humorous and insightful essay collection that discusses his struggles with debt and how that impacts every other area of his life. Original. 50,000 first printing. Genres: Comedy Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Also by Michael Arceneaux I Can't Date Jesus Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about I Don't Want to Die Poor Author Interviews Saddled With Student Loans, Bestselling Author Worries, 'I Don't Want To Die Poor' Fresh Air May 12, 2020 Michael Arceneaux graduated from Howard University in 2007 with more than $100,000 of private student loan debt. He reflects on how that debt has shaped his life in a new book of essays. Saddled With Student Loans, Bestselling Author Worries, 'I Don't Want To Die Poor' Listen · 34:03 34:03 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/854440708/854759573" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews 'I Don't Want To Die Poor' Maintains Sense Of Humor Amid Stories Of Struggle April 9, 2020 Making Michael Arceneaux's book required reading in high schools would help a lot of young people think twice about the promise that going to college is the only path to upward social mobility.