Amanda Ripley




Ellen C...
438 books | 20 friends

Becky
8,912 books | 1,620 friends

David T...
0 books | 43 friends

Henry K...
117 books | 224 friends

Colleen...
80 books | 428 friends

Timothy...
165 books | 118 friends

Zeynep
245 books | 165 friends

Linda P...
1,520 books | 55 friends

More friends…



Amanda Ripley

Goodreads Author


Born
The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
May 2012

URL


From the author's website:

Amanda Ripley is an investigative journalist for Time, The Atlantic and other magazines. She is the author, most recently, of The Smartest Kids in the World--and How They Got That Way, a New York Times bestseller. Her first book, The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes--and Why, was published in 15 countries and turned into a PBS documentary.

To ask Amanda Ripley questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Amanda Ripley By far the best thing is that I get to read and learn all the time. It is my job to read the newspaper, to interview people and ask them questions…moreBy far the best thing is that I get to read and learn all the time. It is my job to read the newspaper, to interview people and ask them questions about their lives and obsessions, to pore through obscure research findings. I love that. (less)
Amanda Ripley Right now, I'm working on a story about college and what it would take to help more Americans finish their degrees. That piece should come out in the…moreRight now, I'm working on a story about college and what it would take to help more Americans finish their degrees. That piece should come out in the Atlantic next year.(less)
Average rating: 4.07 · 14,050 ratings · 2,234 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Smartest Kids in the Wo...

4.04 avg rating — 9,949 ratings — published 2013 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Unthinkable: Who Surviv...

4.14 avg rating — 4,100 ratings — published 2008 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The case against high schoo...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

The United States has flatlined when it comes to electing women: At the local, state and federal level, women hold fewer than 1 in every 4 elected offices, and the ratio hasn’t budged much lately. The U.S. ranks 101st, below China, Iraq and Afghanistan, when it comes to gender equity in our national legislature—down from 52nd two decades ago.

Studies show that women tend to win elections at the... Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on June 12, 2017 10:22 • 22 views

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

A Place of Greate...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Amanda’s Recent Updates

Amanda Ripley wrote a new blog post
The United States has flatlined when it comes to electing women: At the local, state and federal level, women hold fewer than 1 in every 4 elected... Read more of this blog post »
Amanda Ripley joined the group Cozy Mysteries
1357
Amanda Ripley rated a book liked it
A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
Rate this book
Clear rating
Amanda Ripley rated a book really liked it
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Rate this book
Clear rating
Amanda Ripley rated a book it was amazing
Building a Better Teacher by Elizabeth   Green
Rate this book
Clear rating
Amanda Ripley rated a book it was amazing
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
A Tale for the Time Being
by Ruth Ozeki (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Amanda Ripley rated a book it was ok
The Up Side of Down by Megan McArdle
Rate this book
Clear rating
Amanda Ripley wants to read
All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Amanda's books…
“I’d been looking around the world for clues as to what other countries were doing right, but the important distinctions were not about spending or local control or curriculum; none of that mattered very much. Policies mostly worked in the margins. The fundamental difference was a psychological one. The education superpowers believed in rigor. People in these countries agreed on the purpose of school: School existed to help students master complex academic material. Other things mattered, too, but nothing mattered as much.”
Amanda Ripley, The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way

“Most Korean parents saw themselves as coaches, while American parents tended to act more like cheerleaders.”
Amanda Ripley, The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way

“Statistically speaking, tracking tended to diminish learning and boost inequality wherever it was tried. In general, the younger tracking happened, the worse the entire country did on PISA. There seemed to be some kind of ghetto effect: once kids were labeled and segregated into the lower track, their learning slowed down.”
Amanda Ripley, The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way

Polls

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Winter Challenge 2013: Completed Tasks (Do Not Delete Posts) 2511 604 Feb 28, 2014 09:00PM  
Reading with Style: This topic has been closed to new comments. RwS Completed Tasks - Winter 13/14 1116 126 Mar 01, 2014 03:25PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Completed Tasks: Do Not Delete Posts 2695 531 Aug 31, 2014 08:59PM  
Reading with Style: This topic has been closed to new comments. RwS Completed Tasks - Summer 2014 1235 130 Aug 31, 2014 09:03PM  
Books on the Nigh...: What are you reading September 2014 144 289 Oct 07, 2014 12:40PM  
42960 Future Survivors, the Apocalypse Group — 3986 members — last activity Jan 17, 2018 02:18AM
For readers and writers of apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, or dystopian novels, and fans of the dystopian genre of movies. NOTICE: This group recently ...more
1357 Cozy Mysteries — 9586 members — last activity 7 minutes ago
For those who love a good cozy mystery while curled up on the couch with a cup of coffee/tea/cocoa and maybe a dog/cat next to them. Please be kind an ...more



No comments have been added yet.