About the author

Torah Bontrager

<p>Torah​&nbsp;Bontrager​&nbsp;is the author of the memoir&nbsp;<em>An&nbsp;</em><em>Amish&nbsp;Girl&nbsp;in&nbsp;Manhattan</em><em>: &nbsp;How to Turn Your Tragedies into Assets and Set Yourself Free by Breaking All the Rules</em>&nbsp;(NOW available online wherever books are sold;&nbsp;in print, ebook, and audio).&nbsp; She escaped&nbsp;​from ​the&nbsp;Amish&nbsp;at age 15 and​ became the first Amish person to&nbsp;graduate​​&nbsp;from&nbsp;​an Ivy League school: &nbsp;Columbia University in New York City with a BA in Philosophy and a focus on Tibetan Buddhism. &nbsp;You can find her on Facebook and&nbsp;www.TorahBontrager.com</p><p></p><p>She has been featured on MTV and Forbes.com and hosts a weekly iTunes podcast&nbsp;<em>Turning Tragedies into Triumphs: &nbsp;Stories &amp; Conversations with Torah Bontrager</em>.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>SOME&nbsp;PRESS:</strong></p><p><strong>- Forbes.com</strong>&nbsp;Unconventional Life Podcast by Jules Schroeder, hosted on the Forbes Under 30 Channel.</p><p>Episode 34:&nbsp;<em>From Amish-Escapee to Author: &nbsp;How to Powerfully Leverage Your Personal Story&nbsp;</em></p><p>+</p><p>the&nbsp;Accompanying Print Article on Forbes.com​:</p><p>&quot;How to Leverage and Embrace Your Story, From One Author Who Did It&quot;</p><p>​</p>