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Amanda Montell

Author of Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism

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Amanda Montell is a writer and reporter from Baltimore whose writing has been featured in Marie Claire, Nylon, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The Rumpus, Byrdie.com, and Who What Wear. Amanda graduated from NYU with a degree in linguistics and lives in Los Angeles. Her favorite English word is nook and her favorite foreign word is tartle, the Scottish term for when you hesitate while introducing someone because you've forgotten their name.
— biography from Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language
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