She paved the way for the success of Donna Tartt's first novel, The Secret History, by creating such media hype and buzz for creating a bidding war and demanding a huge advance (USD$450,000) for a first time novelist. Tartt's novel was brought to her by fellow Bennington alum Bret Easton Ellis.
- Cityfile New York
- "The Secret History: Whatever happened to Donna Tartt?" - The Independent (UK)
- "The Marketing of a Cause Celebre" - The New York Times
- Amanda Urban entry in Who's Who In America
- "The Handlers" - Women's Impact Report 2007 - Variety
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