John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro are the authors of One Nation Under Baseball: How the 1960s Collided with the National Pastime, and One Punch from the Promised Land: Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks, and the Myth of the Heavyweight Title. They are contributors to the New Yorker, the Atlantic, VICE Sports, and the New York Times. John and Ouisie are married and live in Brooklyn, NY.

John Florio

John is the author of the historical crime novels, Sugar Pop Moon and Blind Moon Alley. He holds an MFA from the University of Southern Maine, an MBA from St. John’s University, and an MA from New York University. John has served on the faculty of St. John's University and FIT, where he taught writing, advertising, and pop symbolism.

Ouisie Shapiro

Ouisie is a six-time Emmy award-winning writer/producer of sports documentaries. Her TV credits include ESPN’s Playing for the Mob, and HBO’s Joe Louis, America’s Hero Betrayed; Dare to Dream: The Story of the US Women’s Soccer Team; and Nine Innings from Ground Zero: The 2001 World Series. She is the author of three children’s books (Batter Up!, Autism & Me, and Bullying & Me), and holds an MA in Journalism from New York University.