Amanda Montell is a writer and author whose work has been featured in Marie Claire, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Nylon, Bustle, Byrdie, and Who What Wear, where she formerly served as the Features & Beauty Editor. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language, which has earned praise from The New York Times, Time Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Kirkus Reviews, Publisher's Weekly, and others. Amanda is currently developing Wordslut for television with FX, while working on her second book, Cultish — about the language of cults from Scientology to SoulCycle — slated for publication in June 2021. Amanda graduated magna cum laude from NYU with a degree in linguistics and lives in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, where she enjoys learning impractical languages, doting upon her spoiled pets, and volunteering as a crisis counselor for LGBTQ youth.
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