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I host a podcast on the RiotCast Network called NEWS WHORE. It is free, and I love people who subscribe to it more than I ever could any man.

Originally, I'm from San Diego and have a blind combat vet marine father. Reading and describing things to him as a kid taught me how to write. My mom is hilarious and could give a shit. She taught me how to be funny. In high school, I was one of the Top 25 Sassiest Girls in America. At Northwestern University from 1993-97, I placed twice as a finalist in the Hearst Journalism Awards and served as entertainment editor of The Daily Northwestern. In 2006 I placed first in the inaugural New York's Funniest Reporter Contest as part of the New York Underground Comedy Festival. In 2007, I was a semi-finalist in the Funniest Stand-Up in New York through the New York Comedy Festival. My writing has been published in The Village Voice, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and Playgirl. I believe in love, joy, honesty and lap dances set to the theme song from "Titanic."

Age: 38

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What I Do, Job-wise: Editor-At-Large, xoJane.com

What I Do, Fun-wise: Spend time with funny people. Play with my dog Samsung -- that is, when he's not at his second home with the awesome folks at D is for Doggy daycare.

My Motto: "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin.

My Anti-Motto: "Mandy, I just feel like you've spent such a long time trying to get famous. I care about you. Not your personal brand."

The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: Johnny Depp in "21 Jump Street." I almost became an undercover cop. Seriously.

The Most Played Song On My iTunes: "The Rabbit" by Miike Snow.

Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: "Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences" by Peter A. Levine.

My Most Worn Item of Clothing: Brown velour jacket and jeans. Alternatively: a cursed black sheer lace bodysuit from American Apparel.

Beauty Products That I Hoard: Anything Colbert MD.

I smell like: Vanilla and Federico Calce.

I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): As I write this, yes.

Articles by Mandy