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Michael Arceneaux      

Best-Selling Author of "I Can't Date Jesus"

Michael Arceneaux is the New York Times bestselling author of I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I’ve Put My Faith in Beyoncé. His second book, the essay collection, I Don’t Want To Die Poor, was named one of Time’s 100 Must Read Books of 2020 and NPR’s best books of the year. His latest book is I Finally Bought Some Jordans.

Additionally, his writing on culture, politics, gender, sexuality, and identity has been featured in several outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, Wired, Buzzfeed, The Guardian, Esquire, Elle, Vulture, The Atlantic, Ebony, Comedy Central Online, among numerous others. Moreover, his work has been referenced

Arceneaux’s has also lent regular commentary on outlets such as MSNBC, NPR, VH1, Viceland, SiriusXM Radio, and others. More recently, Arceneaux was featured in Young Gifted and Broke: A BET Town Hall, which chronicled the impact of the student loan crisis on Black college graduate and Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly: The Aftermath.

His works have been featured everywhere from Jezebel to MSNBC and even been deemed required reading for courses at Harvard University. Essence magazine once named him one of the top #BlackTwitter voices to follow. In 2018, The Root named Arceneaux as part of The Root 100, their annual list of the most influential African Americans, ages 25 to 45.


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Why Michael Arceneaux 'Can't Date Jesus'
Michael Arceneaux is publishing his debut memoir, "I Can't Date Jesus," about love, sex, family, race and other reasons he's put his faith in Beyoncé.

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