After years of fielding countless requests for advice from his fans and readers at his main site, TuckerMax.com, this blog was set up. It’s written by Tucker Max and Nils Parker, and is geared towards real, no bullshit advice on topics of interest to young adults.
Tucker Max received his BA from the University of Chicago in 1998, and his JD from Duke Law School in 2001. His first book, I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, is a #1 New York Times Best Seller, spent five years on the list, and has over 2 million copies in print. His second book, Assholes Finish First, and his third book, Hilarity Ensues, are also NY Times Best Sellers. He co-wrote and produced the movie based on his life/book, also titled “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell.” He has also been credited with being the originator and leader of a new literary genre, “fratire,” is only the second writer (after Malcolm Gladwell) to ever have three books on the NY Times Nonfiction Best Seller List at one time, and was nominated to the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential List in 2009. He currently lives in Austin, Texas.
After graduating from Berkeley and spending a year in law school on the East Coast, Nils realized student loan debt sucked hard, quit law school, and decided instead to become a screenwriter. His first script was the 2009 cult-classic, I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL, based on the best-selling book by Tucker Max. He has just completed a feature script adaptation for Darko Entertainment and Double Nickel Entertainment titled DYING OF LAUGHTER. In addition to writing, Nils is also a content editor for book authors. He edited each of Tucker Max’s best-selling books (I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, Assholes Finish First and Hilarity Ensues) as well as the upcoming, tentatively-titled Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday–the head of PR for American Apparel. Nils is based out of Los Angeles and Milwaukee.
A Note On Voice:
Even though all posts are authored by both Tucker Max and Nils Parker (except otherwise noted), they use the singular form of “I” instead of the plural form of “we.” This is not because Tucker and Nils are a couple who share everything including an identity. It’s because they decided it would make the posts easier for the reader. I am sure this cause all sorts of anguish and consternation on the part of strict grammarians. Fuck’em. Communication is what matters in writing, not following arbitrary and meaningless rules.