Michael Thomsen

I’m a writer in New York. I’ve written for The New Yorker, Slate, The Washington Post, The Atlantic,  Al Jazeera America, The Daily Beast, The New Inquiry,  n+1, Forbes, The New Republic, The Paris Review, LA Review of Books, Aeon,  Adult,  Hazlitt, Guernica, Complex, Bangkok Post Magazine, Kill Screen, Saveur, Billboard, IGN, Paste, Bookforum, The Believer, Men’s Health, ABC World News, The Millions, Nerve, Gamasutra and others. 

I’m author of the Levitate the Primate: Handjobs, Internet Dating, and Other Issues for Men, which The Atlantic picked as one of its “Beach Reads for Smart People.” I also wrote a forthcoming eBook about the collapse of movie financing called The Anamnesis Industry, and contributed an essay about poverty and urban sprawl to City by City: Dispatches From the American Metropolis published by Faber and Faber in May 2015. 

A long time ago, I worked in Hollywood, assisting the producer on Donnie Darko and Brokedown Palace, and did Peace Corps twice, in China and Madagascar.

You can reach me at mikthom AT gmail DOT com or on Twitter @mike_thomsen