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Michael Arceneaux    

Bestselling Author of "I Can't Date Jesus"

Michael Arceneaux is a Houston-bred, Howard University-educated writer best known for his New York Times bestselling book "I Can’t Date Jesus".

Additionally, he is a regular contributor to Esquire, Elle, Essence, NBC News’ THINK, MTV News, and many other publications. His work has been referenced everywhere from The Weekly Standard to Jezebel to MSNBC and even been deemed required reading for courses at Harvard University, covering issues related to culture, sexuality, religion, race, and Beyoncé. Additionally, he has lent his commentary to such outlets as NPR, SiriusXM, VH1, and Viceland.

In 2020, Arceneaux released his highly anticipated second book, "I Don't Want To Die Poor".

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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.

Opinion | How I Made It Back to Church - The New York Times

Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) is the author of “I Can't Date Jesus,” from which this essay is adapted. Follow The New York Times Opinion section on ...

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