Authored by Amanda Montell

Amanda Montell

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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.
A Linguist Breaks Down the Cringey Corporate Language We Can’t Stop Meme-ing

A Linguist Breaks Down the Cringey Corporate Language We Can’t Stop Meme-ing

The author of Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism unpacks culty workplace buzzwords.
Gabrielle Korn, Author of Everybody (Else) Is Perfect, Gets Real About the Beauty Industry

Gabrielle Korn, Author of Everybody (Else) Is Perfect, Gets Real About the Beauty Industry

An interview with Nylon’s former Editor-in-Chief on her new memoir and the future of women’s media.
Language Lowdown: Why Phrases Like “I Feel Like” and “If That Makes Sense” Aren’t Actually Bad

Language Lowdown: Why Phrases Like “I Feel Like” and “If That Makes Sense” Aren’t Actually Bad

In natural conversation, tag questions and hedges are not just signs of insecurity.
9 Compliments for Women That Actually Aren’t That Empowering — and What to Say Instead

9 Compliments for Women That Actually Aren’t That Empowering — and What to Say Instead

Check these nine “compliments” that don’t actually do what compliments should.
How to Switch to Nontoxic Makeup According to a Celebrity Makeup Artist
10 Nail Colors Celebrities Over 40 Are Obsessed With
A Guide to French Beauty During Les Années Folles and What Is Next in 2020

A Guide to French Beauty During Les Années Folles and What Is Next in 2020

Is the iconic effortless red-lipped look here to stay?
I Tried Full Body LED Therapy to Treat Breakouts

I Tried Full Body LED Therapy to Treat Breakouts

We went from tanning beds to LED beds.