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[85] Amanda Montell, author of Wordslut

“Anything worth studying and aligning yourself with is going to be complicated and, hopefully, evolving all the time as culture and language evolve.” – Amanda Montell

Amanda Montell is a writer, linguist, and author of the critically acclaimed book Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language, published by HarperCollins in 2019 and available now in paperback. Wordslut has been praised by Time Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Kirkus Reviews, Publisher’s Weekly, and the New York Times. Amanda lives in Los Angeles where she is currently developing Wordslut for television with FX, while working on her second book, which is about the language of cults. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys learning impractical languages, doting upon her spoiled pets, and volunteering as a crisis counselor for LGBTQ youth.

Connect with Amanda on her website or Instagram.

Amanda’s book recommendations:

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T. Kira Madden

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper

The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West

 

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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories

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