I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000, with a bachelor’s degree in the life cycle of cacti. Because there is no actual career for a person with that degree, I did the obvious thing: enrolled in law school. I graduated from Columbia Law School in 2004, this time without honors. As an attorney, I represented and counseled clients on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to: how to be neurotic, when to use “your” versus “you’re,” and how to dispute an invoice. After practicing law for 11 years, I decided to turn her back on the supportive, nurturing environment of the legal world and pursue my passion for humor writing. In my spare time I eat way too much sugar, hone my ability to be indecisive and ardently support vegan causes. I also love a good cheeseburger.
Ok, not all of that is true. I did graduate magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania (“.01 away from summa!” as my mother likes to remind me; “What, you couldn’t do an extra credit assignment?”), but with a bachelor’s degree in English. I graduated from Columbia Law School in 2004 and practiced law for 11 years. Humor writing had always been a passion of mine and finally, after having children and deciding to leave the law, I felt that it was the right time to pursue this passion.
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