Tucker Max was born in Atlanta, Georgia on September 27, 1975. He received B.A. in law, letters and society at the University of Chicago in 1998 and a J.D. from Duke University Law School in 2001. He published his first book, The Definitive Book of Pick-Up Lines, in 2001. His other books include Belligerence and Debauchery: The Tucker Max Stories, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, Assholes Finish First, and Hilarity Ensues. He was the facilitator of the website Tard Blog, from 2002-2003 and was the founder of the now defunct Rudius Media, an Internet-based publishing outlet and management firm.