Allen Rucker was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, raised in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and has an MA in Communication from Stanford University, an MA in American Culture from the University of Michigan, and a BA in English from Washington University, St. Louis.
He is the author or co-author of eleven books of humor and non-fiction. His first-person account of becoming paralyzed at middle age, called "The Best Seat In The House: How I Woke Up One Tuesday and Was Paralyzed for Life,". Widely review and praised, it was a New York Times "Editor's Choice."
Other books include a memoir by former #1 rank tennis star, Corina Morariu, and her life-altering bout with leukemia. The memoir he co-wrote with country legend Randy Owen of "Alabama," "Born Country," was released in 2008 and a similar memoir with country star, Gretchen Wilson, "Redneck Woman,". Published work also includes three books on the Sopranos. He has also written "Hollywood Causes Cancer: The Tom Green Story" (with Tom Green), and two books of satire with comedian Martin Mull, "The History of White People In America" and "A Paler Shade of White."
Allen Rucker lives in Los Angeles with wife, Ann. They have two sons.