|Alma mater||Cornell University|
Amanda Ripley is an American journalist and author. She has covered high-profile topics for Time and other outlets, and she contributes to The Atlantic. Her book The Smartest Kids in the World was a New York Times bestseller.
After covering Capitol Hill for Congressional Quarterly, Ripley learned to write long-form feature stories under editor David Carr at the Washington City Paper. She then spent a decade working for Time magazine from New York, Washington and Paris. She covered the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the anthrax investigation and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, helping Time win two National Magazine Awards. Ripley has written three investigative nonfiction books about human behavior, including The Smartest Kids in the World, a New York Times bestseller. In 2018, she became certified in conflict mediation and began training journalists to cover polarizing conflict differently, in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network. Ripley writes op-eds for The Washington Post and feature articles for Politico and The Atlantic, where she is a contributing writer. She also hosts the "How To!" show for Slate.
She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband. Her brother is the screenwriter Ben Ripley.
- 2009. The Unthinkable: Who Survives when Disaster Strikes - and Why. New York : Arrow Books. ISBN 9780099525721, OCLC 972068736.
- 2014. The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way. New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks. ISBN 9781451654431, OCLC 862348013. NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller, September 22, 2013.
- 2021. High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out. New York, NY : Simon & Schuster. ISBN 9781982128562, OCLC 10581323837.
- 2010. "What Makes a Great Teacher?" The Atlantic. January/February issue.
- 2013. "The Case Against High School Sports." The Atlantic. October issue.
- 2016. "How America Outlawed Adolescence." The Atlantic. November issue.
- 2018. "Complicating the Narratives." The Whole Story.
- 2019. "The Least Politically Prejudiced Place in America." The Atlantic.
- 2020. "We've Created Cartoonish Narratives About People in the Opposite Party. They're Not True." The Washington Post.
- Ripley, Amanda. "Teacher, Leave Those Kids Alone". Time. Archived from the original on September 24, 2011.
- "National Magazine Awards". www.asme.media. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
- "Complicating the Narratives". thewholestory.solutionsjournalism.org. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
- Ripley, Amanda. "Americans Are at Each Other's Throats. Here's One Way Out". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
- Ripley, Amanda. "Federal Law Enforcement Has a Woman Problem". Politico. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
- "Amanda Ripley Author Page" The Atlantic
- "How To! Show". Slate. Retrieved September 13, 2021.
- "Hardcover Nonfiction Books, Bestsellers". The New York Times. Retrieved January 4, 2021.
- Ripley, Amanda. "High Conflict". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
- Ripley, Amanda. "Latest Articles". Official Website. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
- Ripley, Amanda. "Official Website".
- Parker-Pope, Tara (August 5, 2008). "Learning to Be Your Own Best Defense in a Disaster". The New York Times.
- Ulaby, Neda (July 22, 2008). "Identifying Who Survives Disasters — And Why". NPR.
- "How to survive a disaster" Robert Crampton. The Times. June 21, 2008.
- Amanda Ripley articles in the Atlantic