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Amanda Montell is a 27-year-old writer and linguist from Baltimore. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language (Harper Wave, 2019), which has earned praise from the New York Times, TIME, BUST, Harper's Bazaar, Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and others. Amanda is currently adapting Wordslut for television with FX.
As a reporter and essayist, Amanda's writing has been featured in Marie Claire, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Nylon, Woman's Day, The Rumpus, Bustle, Byrdie.com, and Who What Wear, where she formerly served as the Features & Beauty Editor. Amanda holds a degree in linguistics from NYU and lives in Los Angeles where she is working on her second book, Mindfuck: The Secret Language of Cults (Spoiler: You're Already Using It). In her spare time, Amanda enjoys learning impractical languages, doting upon her spoiled cats, and volunteering as a crisis counselor for LGBTQ youth. Find her on Instagram @amanda_montell.
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