Amanda ReCupido


United States

Amanda ReCupido is an author, book reviewer, playwright, Moth storyteller and podcaster whose work has appeared in Forbes, McSweeney’s, Funny or Die, Chicago Parent, and various humor and literary publications. Her writing has been recognized in Coverfly’s Launch Pad Top 100 and as a two-time ScreenCraft semifinalist.

The Moment We Almost Had It All

My husband and I like to joke that we almost had a threesome on a trip to Dublin. It's a fun dinner party anecdote to playfully shock our friends, all open-minded people, but most in heterosexual monogamous relationships. "No!" they exclaim, and we beam with delight.

Emily in Paris and Toxic Work Culture in America - The Conjuncture

Photo courtesy: Emily Branchu/NETFLIX, Modified by The Conjuncture I stopped watching season two of Emily in Paris after the first few episodes. "It's dumb," I told friends. After all, hadn't we all eye rolled our way through the first season as Lily Collins fell in love and wore a beret and made cringe jokes about Lou Malnati's pizza?

BONUS EPISODE- "American Girl" with Amanda ReCupido

Listen to this episode from I Swear This Really Happened on Spotify. Amanda ReCupido is a writer, humorist, and storyteller - and she's shared a story from her life with us, in her very own voice. Posted here on Patreon first.Twitter @amandarecupidoMedium @amandarecupido.___________Instagram: @sydneydavisjrjr / @i_swear_podcastTwitter: @SydneyDavisJrJr / @I_Swear_PodcastWebsite: sydneydavisjrjr.comPatreon: Sydney Davis Jr.

McSweeney's Internet Tendency
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Amanda ReCupido | Points in Case

Amanda ReCupido's writing has appeared on McSweeney's, Funny or Die, The Belladonna Comedy and Huffington Post, among others. Her debut book, Anthony Rizzo is a Good Italian Boy, is now available at

Little Old Lady Comedy

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Scary Mommy
The 'Two Week Wait' Is The Hardest Part

It was the call we didn't want to make. One more month, we said, calculating time on our fingers. When my husband Matt and I arrived at the fertility specialist's office in January 2017, I sized up the other couples waiting around us, taking a long look at the woman alone on her cell phone.

Consent Gets Spotlight From Spamilton Chicago

One in three women in America will experience sexual assault in her lifetime, with one in five women experiencing sexual assault at college. Too many of those statistics are people who I love, which is why I teamed up with It's On Us to spark conversation about enthusiastic consent.