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Amanda Montell

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Amanda Montell is a writer and linguist from Baltimore born in the winter of 1992. She is the author of two nonfiction books: Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism (forthcoming from Harper Wave in June 2021) and the critically acclaimed Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language (Harper Wave, 2019) . Wordslut has earned praise from the New York Times, Kirkus Reviews, and Publisher's Weekly, among others, and Amanda is currently developing the book for television with FX, serving as creator, writer, and executive producer. As a reporter and essayist, Amanda's writing has been featured...

Matt Gutman

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I tell stories for a living at ABC News, as the network's Chief National Correspondent. I've covered the news from about 50 countries around the globe. I've covered wars all over the Middle East, disasters all over the world, and more shootings here in the US than I'd like to remember. Which partly explains why the rescue of the Thai soccer team from a cave last summer so captivated me, (and much of the rest of the world.) I felt compelled to write "The Boys in the Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand." It's about a rescue that should have failed. About boys who should...