Daneman sits at the top of Amazon’s “Hall of Fame Reviewers” list, having authored more than 3,000 reviews. Back around the turn of the century, she was living in Germany and ordering English books off of Amazon. “I would read the reviews, and man, they were the best thing,” she remembers; she started writing them herself. “I always try to make the reviews a little bit more than dry fact—I put a little bit of something in there to make it interesting to read.”
Of course, Amazon sells much more than books now. Daneman estimates she writes two to three reviews per day, evaluating items like a Panasonic phone system and rare-earth magnets. We recently got her on the phone to ask some questions from our staff.