Amanda Waas has written for various national publications about ridiculous topics such as how to keep your lunch safe from a lunchroom bandit and what it feels like to have a paparazzo follow you around for an afternoon (short answer: weird). She has interviewed Sheryl Crow, the Barenaked Ladies, and that good-looking lead singer from Incubus. She currently works at Time Out New York, where her control freak tendencies are either appreciated or tolerated or complained about behind her back. Her writing has appeared in print in Every Day With Rachael Ray, Time Out New York, and the MSG Insider guide series, as well as online on AOL’s Shelterpop, Design Blahg, and F’d in Park Slope. Amanda lives in Brooklyn and loves the fact that she lives amongst million dollar brownstones that she couldn’t afford in a billion years.