About Me

arceneaux-headshot1Michael Arceneaux is a Houston-bred, Howard-educated writer currently living in Harlem.

Michael is also the author of the book, I Can’t Date Jesus, set for release July 2018 from Atria Books/Simon & Schuster. Oh don’t worry, he put the pre-order information below. Gon’ ahead and pre-order, beloved.

Additionally, he is a regular contributor to The Root, Elle, Essence, among others. Previously, he was behind the pop culture and sex column “Pop That” for EBONY magazine and the “Thots and Thoughts” column for Complex. Moreover, he’s written for the New York Times magazine, the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, Gawker, Buzzfeed, Fusion, The Guardian, Mic News, Esquire.com, Time Ideas, New York magazine’s Vulture, Salon, The Atlantic, NPR’s Code Switch, Comedy Central Online, among others.

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. Additionally, Michael’s made several appearances on MSNBC, NPR, BET, VH1, VicelandSiriusXM Radio, HuffPost Live in addition to other various radio interviews on nationally syndicated programs. He also appeared in a Beyoncé documentary produced by Music Choice, which was special because Beyoncé is Michael’s lord and gyrator.

But, you can find Michael in his most natural state on his Web site, The Cynical Ones, a humor blog filled with commentary on politics, pop culture, and personal anecdotes. The Root once named Michael named one of the Best Black Bloggers to Know . ESSENCE magazine named him one of the top #BlackTwitter voices to follow.

Since Michael is getting tired of writing about himself in third person feel free to contact me I mean him at mjarceneaux@gmail.com.

PRE-ORDER I Can’t Date Jesus:

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And wherever else books and e-books are sold.

Literary agent: Jim McCarthy, Dystel & Goderich.

Photo credit: Steven Duarte

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