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Amanda Lindhout Kidnap Survivor, Bestselling Author & Journalist
Amanda Lindhout is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker and journalist. Her multiple award winning memoir, A House in the Sky, has been an international top ten bestseller for four years.
Amanda’s years as an aspiring television war reporter in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the 460 days she spent as a hostage in Somalia is being developed by Hollywood production company Annapurna Pictures (Zero Dark Thirty, Her, American Hustle) with 2x Oscar nominated actress Rooney Mara to play the role of Amanda.
Amanda founded the Global Enrichment Foundation, a non profit organization that raised close to 3 million dollars to help educate and empower women and children in Somalia and Kenya.
An internationally renowned public speaker with notable clients in 25 countries include Google, Bill Clinton and Richard Branson.
She’s travelled in total to nearly 70 countries.
In her book and in her speeches Amanda moves beyond her captivity. She reminds us of lessons hidden in adversity and the power of forgiveness. Amanda is an advocate for embracing compassion. She is a portrait of the strength of the human spirit.