The author of Power Trip: The Story of America’s Love Affair With Energy (HarperCollins), Amanda teaches investigative journalism at Vanderbilt University, where she is a Writer-In-Residence. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wired, the Washington Post, and New York magazine, among other publications. She is a former columnist for Outside magazine and Grist.org, and contributes to newyorker.com. The recipient of the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for excellence in environmental journalism, she has interviewed key figures on all sides of the climate change debate, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and James Inhofe.
Amanda lives with her husband and children in Nashville, Tennessee, where she serves on the Board of Fisk University. She is currently working on her second book, to be published by Random House in 2019, exploring what it will take to feed nine billion people in the era of climate change.