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Amanda Ripley is a New York Times bestselling author and an investigative journalist for The Atlantic and other outlets. Her latest book, High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out (published in 2021), chronicles the stories and the psychology of people who have moved out of dysfunctional, self-destructive conflict and into healthier kinds of conflict, all around the world. The New York Times Book Review called High Conflict “insightful and enthralling.” Amanda's previous book, The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way, was a New York Times bestseller published in 15 countries and turned into a documentary film with the same name. Her first book, The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes—and Why, was also published in 15 countries and turned into a PBS documentary. Ripley spent a decade writing about human behavior for Time Magazine in New York, Washington, and Paris. Her stories helped Time win two National Magazine Awards.