David Schickler

David Schickler is a graduate of the Columbia University M.F.A. program. He is the author of Kissing in Manhattan, and his work has appeared in The New YorkerTin HouseZoetrope: All Story, and Travel and Leisure. He lives with his wife in New York.

David Schickler

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by David Schickler - Autobiography

Since childhood, David Schickler has been torn between his intense desire to become a Catholic priest and his equally fervent desire for the company of women. Growing up in a family of staunch Catholics in upstate New York, Schickler senses God along what he calls “the dark path”—a shadowy trail that winds through the woods behind his childhood home. Things don’t get any clearer for Schickler at college, where he initiates serious conversations about becoming a Jesuit just as he enters a passionate relationship with a vivacious, agnostic young woman. His pursuits eventually take him to New England, where he has a life-changing reckoning about whether he will end up wearing the clerical collar or getting the girl.