Allie Brosh is a 26-year-old American who blogs as Hyperbole and a Half. She was conceived artificially and then gestated and born in 1985 to a hippie mother who wouldn't let her watch TV. She spent most of her childhood running around barefoot in the woods 'like a goddamn wild animal'. After graduating college with a degree in human biology, her original career goal was to become a medical researcher and save the world from cancer but she gave that up to run long distances for prize money. After injuring her Achilles jumping over a log, she spent a great deal of time sitting on her couch wrapped up in a blanket like a burrito, trying to keep her ADHD-addled mind busy by writing and drawing. Her blog receives between 6 and 10 million visits every month. She lives in Oregon with her fiancée and her mentally challenged dog.