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

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I would use the word "ridiculous" less often if it applied to less situations....

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Getting a sunburn. I should really own stock in sunblock companies.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Ethel Mertz, because whatever shenanigan her best friend gets herself into, Ethel is right by her side.

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."

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