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Amanda Montell
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Hey, I'm Amanda

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, BUST, TIME, 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.

Check Out My Work

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language (Harper Wave, Spring 2019) is a brash, enlightening, and wildly entertaining feminist look at gendered language and the way it shapes us.

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Published May 2019 by HarperCollins

More Writing

Meet the Influencer Witches of Instagram

These mystical millennials are spellbinding the internet and turning social-media spirituality into a movement. Read more.

Published on Cosmopolitan.com

Even More Writing

What It's Like to Die Online

Chronically ill women are turning to YouTube to share their lives—and deaths. Read more.

Published on MarieClaire.com

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