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Marcus Granderson Marcus Granderson


Marcus Granderson is a podcaster, speaker, and writer based in New York City. When he’s not working as a speechwriter at West Wing Writers, he can be found cooking, devouring new music, or producing his weekly, short-form podcast series, "Musings of an Introverted Black Boy." His debut book, "Timestamp: Musings of an Introverted Black Boy," is now available for pre-order.

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What Securing A Book Deal Taught Me About Rejection

This piece was submitted from a member of our enthusiastic community of readers. If you’re interested in sharing your opinion on any cultural, political or personal topic, check out our how-to post to learn more.My dream of writing a book started around 7th grade. Somehow, I convinced my twelve-year-old self I had what it took to write an inspirational self-help book; never mind...

The Other Side Of Cancellation: Restoring The Legacy Of Whitney Houston

I've been thinking a lot about legacy recently. Partly because life is fleeting, and pondering what (and who) will be left to speak for me after my death is the kind of existential fodder I thrive on. And partly because we’re living in a cultural era unlike any other.Due, in large part, to the rise of the #MeToo movement, our culture is now impeaching the legacies of several...