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Outcasts United: Outcasts United

The Author

Warren St. John has written for the New York Observer, The New Yorker, Wired and Slate, in addition to his work as a reporter for The New York Times.  His first book, Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer: A Journey into the Heart of Fan Mania (2004), was named one of Sports Illustrated’s best books of the year, and ranked number one on The Chronicle of Higher Education''s list of the best books ever written about collegiate athletics. His second book, Outcasts United: An American Town, A Refugee Team, and One Woman''s Quest to Make a Difference was published in the U.S. in April 2009, and subsequently in the U.K., The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Japan and China.  St. John was born in Birmingham, Alabama, where he attended The Altamont School. He studied English literature at Columbia College in New York City, where he now lives with his wife and daughter.

The New York Times Article

January 21, 2007

THE FUGEES: Adjusting to America; Outcasts United

The Book

Interviews and Reviews

Murchison, Adrianne. "Times Reporter's Clarkston Story Continues to Resonate" Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 17 March 2010.

Renee, Montange. "Soccer Team Provides Distraction For Refugees." Morning Edition (NPR) (n.d.)

Marcus, Jeffrey. Q&A: Warren St. John, Author of 'Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, An American Town.' New York Times Soccer Blog, 13 May 2009.

La Force, Thessaly. "The Exchange: Warren St. John." The New Yorker, The Book Bench, 16 Ap. 2009

Roberts, Steven V. "OUTCASTS UNITED: A Refugee Soccer Team, an American Town " Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2009.

Williams, Wyatt. "Clarkston’s refugee soccer team scores in Outcasts United." Creative Loafing Atlanta, 15 Apr. 2009.

"Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town." Publishers Weekly 255.51 (2008): 39.

"Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town." Kirkus Reviews 77.8 (2009): 7.

Graff, Keir. "Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town." Booklist 105.12 (2009): 16.

Lauer, Matt. Interview with Warren St. John. Today Show, 20 Apr 2009. (interview page link)

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