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Allison Gutknecht

Allison Gutknecht grew up in Voorhees, New Jersey, with three fewer siblings than Mandy Berr. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, she earned her Master’s degree in Children’s Media and Literature from NYU. Allison lives in New York City with her rambunctious toy poodle, Gypsy, and her literate cat, Folly. She is a massive fan of polka dots.
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. A little bit of nonsense goes a long way.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. What I lack in patience, I make up for in impatience.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I have a very strong sense of follow-through.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I've had the same two best friends since sixth grade, and in the words of Mandy, they are two of my "most favorite people in the world, at least most of the time."

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Asking to see "Cats" for the third time instead of the original cast of "Into the Woods"

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