About the Book
This book is a first edition collection of award winning sports and society columns, Outside the Game, written by A.J. Russo, Ph.D.
The columns were written between 2003 and 2007, and appeared in the Mount Airy Messenger, Emmitsburg Dispatch and the Hancock News. All newspapers in Maryland, USA.
Outside the Game has been nominated for the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association Award for best sports column, 2008.
A.J. Russo, a native of New York, received his bachelor's degree in biology from Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y. and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Roswell Park Memorial Institute, a division of S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo. He has spent 20 years at Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, teaching undergraduate biology courses and doing research in the areas of immunology and molecular biology. He is currently the research Director of the Health Research Institute/Pfeiffer Treatment Center in Warrenville IL. A.J. is the author of more than thirty research articles, 11 novels, three children's books, short stories, and numerous educational software packages. When he's not in the lab, he can sometimes be found jogging, playing racquetball, watching lacrosse games, or spending time with his family.