Jarod Kintz was born in Salt lake City, United States on March 5, 1982. He graduated with an English degree from the University of Florida, but took creative writing classes from both UF and Florida State University. He wrote t-shirt slogans and other pithy things. He has written many books like Email from a Madman, I Want, I should have Renamed This and It occurred to me. He was rejected by the finest creative writing program in University of Iowa’s MFA program, and also the not so finest creative writing program.