Amanda Ripley is a New York Times bestselling author, an investigative journalist and host of the Slate podcast How To! She’s also the co-founder of Good Conflict, a company that creates workshops and original content to help people get smarter about how they fight.
Amanda has spent her career trying to make sense of complicated human mysteries, from how people get out of dysfunctional conflicts to how countries educate virtually all their kids to think for themselves. Amanda’s most recent book is High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out, published by Simon & Schuster in 2021. Her previous books include The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes—and Why, which was published in 15 countries and turned into a PBS documentary, and The Smartest Kids in the World—and How They Got That Way, a New York Times bestseller which was also turned into a documentary film.
Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Slate, Politico, the Guardian, the Harvard Business Review and the Times of London. Her stories helped Time win two National Magazine Awards.