Amanda Montell is a 27-year-old writer and reporter living in Los Angeles. She is the author of the nonfiction book Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language. Amanda’s other writing has been featured in Marie Claire, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Nylon, TIME, Bustle, The Rumpus, Byrdie.com, and Who What Wear. Amanda graduated from NYU with a degree in linguistics. 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.
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