During her childhood, Ribon's family relocated many times due to her father's career in hotel management, spending time in several cities, including Danville, Pennsylvania; Williamsport, Pennsylvania; Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania; East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania; Bartonsville, Pennsylvania; York, Pennsylvania; Gaithersburg, Maryland; Troy, Michigan; Oakton, Virginia; Creve Coeur, Missouri, Palm Springs, California; Jackson, Mississippi; Eureka, Missouri; North Richland Hills, Texas, and Katy, Texas. It was there where Ribon's theatrical interest began, prompting her to seek a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Texas at Austin.
Pamie.com & Dewey Donation System.org
One of Ribon's claims to fame is her website, Pamie.com, a blog she has maintained since the 1990s. It attained a large readership, mostly because of Ribon's connection to the popular Television Without Pity site. In 2003, Ribon began using its popularity to promote library donation drives, a goal which in 2006 culminated in the Dewey Donation System, a permanent site devoted to publicizing library wish lists for interested donors.
In May 2003, Ribon read an article about the funding difficulties being experienced by the Oakland Public Library. When she found that they had resorted to putting up a wishlist on Amazon in order to get new materials, she wrote an entry asking her readers to do what they could to fill these needs. The success of this philanthropic gesture on the part of her readers led her to do the same for San Diego's public libraries the following year and for schoolchildren in India in 2005. In 2006, the Dewey Donation Drive began as its own permanent site, sponsoring libraries whose collections sustained damage during Hurricane Katrina. In 2008, the Dewey Donation System sponsored two libraries in need: The Rockhouse Foundation in Negril, Jamaica; and the Children's Institute in Los Angeles. In 2010, DeweyDonationSystem.org sponsored the Village Learning Place in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2012, Dewey partnered with the DC Rollergirls and the DC Public Library, as well as sponsoring an outreach program in Chiang Mai, Thailand called Taw Saeng.
- You Take It from Here (2012) (ISBN 1451646232), novel, Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster
- Going in Circles (2010) (ISBN 1416503862), novel, Downtown Press, Simon & Schuster
- It's a Wonderful Lie: 26 Truths About Life in Your Twenties (2007) (ISBN 044669777X), anthology, "I Can't Have Sex With You"
- Why Moms Are Weird (2006) (ISBN 1-4165-0385-4), novel, Downtown Press, Simon & Schuster, developed into a sitcom for Watson Pond Productions, 20th Century Fox, and American Broadcasting Company, 2006. Developed into a sitcom for ABC Family, 2010-2011.
- Girls' Night Out (2006) (ISBN 0-373-89579-8), anthology, "What Happens Next"
- Cold Feet (2005) (ISBN 1-4165-0754-X), anthology, "Sara King Goes Bad", Downtown Press, Simon & Schuster
- Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times (2005) (ISBN 0-465-07844-3), anthology, "Look The Part"
- Why Girls Are Weird (2003) (ISBN 0-7434-6980-1), novel, Downtown Press, Simon & Schuster, developed into a screenplay for Robert Cort Productions, 2003.
Films and TV
- "Romantically Challenged" (2010), consultant
- "Samantha Who?" (2008–2009), executive story editor
- "Samantha Who?" (2007–2009), story editor
- "Mind of Mencia" (2006), producer
- "Hot Properties" (2005), staff writer
- "Mind of Mencia" (2005), writer
- Letters Never Sent (2004–2005) (Official Selection for the 2005 US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado)
- Call Us Crazy: The Anne Heche Monologues (2001–2003): Underground Los Angeles comedy show that became an international scandal  . Ribon transformed the autobiography of Anne Heche into a parody of The Vagina Monologues.
- Weekly Columnist, "Webhead," Austin American-Statesman
- Television Without Pity—Recapper (known as "pamie"). Get Real, Ally McBeal, Young Americans, Real World: San Francisco, Popstars, Making the Band, The Sopranos, Gilmore Girls, Queer as Folk, Boomtown, Tarzan, Wonderfalls.
Anime Writer/Voice Actor
- City Hunter—Voice of Kaori for American Dub, ADV Films
- Lost Universe—Writer of American Dub, ADV Films
- Trouble Chocolate—Writer of American Dub, VIZ Media
- Project ARMS—Co-Writer of American Dub (episodes 27-52), VIZ Media
- Official website
- Pamela Ribon at the Internet Movie Database
- "Book Notes - Pamela Ribon"
- "Author Pamela Ribon Speaks!" (2006 podcast interview)
- Levine, Justin "Requiem For the Crazy Hechens" "Beverly Hills Weekly," February 26, 2003.
- Ribon, Pamela "Post Mortem" pamie.com, February 24, 2003.
- Mellen, Kim "Sealed With a Squish" "Austin Chronicle," August 4, 2000.
- Crispin, Jessa "An Interview with Pamela Ribon" "Bookslut.com," July, 2003.
- Scalzi, John "Your Wednesday Author Interview: Pamela Ribon" "By The Way...," June 14, 2006.
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