Amanda Montell

Amanda Montell grew up in Baltimore, earned a degree in linguistics from NYU, and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is the author of Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language and Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, which was named a best book of the year by NPR, became a GoodReads Choice Awards Top 5 finalist, and is currently in development for television. Amanda is also the creator and host of the hit podcast Sounds Like a Cult, which Vulture, Esquire, and WIRED named a best podcast of 2022. Amanda’s writing has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, and other publications.