Allen Rucker grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and went to
Washington University in St. Louis and Stanford. In the ’70s, he cofounded the pioneering video group, TVTV and in the ’80s he wrote
comedy with Martin Mull as well as others. In 1996, he became paralyzed at T10-12 via transverse myelitis. More recently, he has written three books on The Sopranos, and a memoir of life after paralysis, The Best Seat in The House. A longtime NM contributor and columnist, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Ann-Marie. For more information, go to www.allenrucker.com.