Amanda Marcotte graduated summa cum laude from St. Edward’s University with a BA in English literature. She worked as the blog manager for the John Edwards campaign in 2007, after which she became a full-time writer. Currently, Amanda blogs for Pandagon.com and podcasts and writes for RHRealityCheck.org. Her writing has appeared in many publications, including Salon.com, the Los Angeles Times, and the Guardian (UK). She lives in Austin with her two cats, boyfriend, and record player.