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Warren St. John is an American author and journalist.

St. John is the author of the National Bestseller Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer: A Road Trip into the Heart of Fan Mania. The book explores the phenomenon of sports fandom and chronicles the Alabama Crimson Tide's 1999 season by following the team in an RV, telling the stories of extremely devoted fans he met during the season. Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer was named one of Sports Illustrated’s best books of the year in 2004, and ranked number one on The Chronicle of Higher Education's list of the best books ever written about collegiate athletics. "Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer" was optioned for film in 2009 by the Los Angeles-based production company Half Shell Entertainment.

St. John's 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. on April 21, 2009, by Spiegel & Grau, a division of Random House, and subsequently in the U.K., The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Japan and China. The book tells the story of Clarkston, Georgia, a southern town that became a center for refugee resettlement, through the lens of a soccer team of refugee boys called "the Fugees." The book explores the difficulties the team and town face as people from a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds are forced to live and work together. The book and St. John's 2007 article for the New York Times about the team, "The Fugees: Adjusting to America; Outcasts United,", were optioned for a motion picture by Universal Studios.

At the New York Times, St. John is principally a feature writer. In 2005, he introduced the term "metrosexual" into widespread usage through a Times piece headlined "Metrosexuals Come Out." In 2006, while writing for the Times, St. John played a major role in the JT LeRoy hoax, publicly identifying both the actress who portrayed the author during public appearances (Savannah Knoop) and the actual writer of LeRoy's works (Laura Albert). St. John frequently writes about the impact of technology on social behavior, and has written for The New Yorker, Slate, the New York Observer, and Wired.

St. John was born in Birmingham, Alabama and attended The Altamont School. He attended Columbia University in New York City, where he now lives with his wife Nicole. On his Twitter page, St. John describes himself as an "obsessed bike racer."
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Total Books: 12
Outcasts United The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town
Outcasts United The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town
Outcasts United The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town
Outcasts United An American Town a Refugee Team and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference
Outcasts United A Refugee Soccer Team an American Town
2009 - Outcasts United a Refugee Soccer Team an American Town (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780385522038
ISBN-10: 0385522037
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
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Outcasts United
2009 - Outcasts United (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780739366172
ISBN-10: 0739366173
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer  A Road Trip into the Heart of Fan Mania
2005 - Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer a Road Trip Into the Heart of Fan Mania (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780609807132
ISBN-10: 0609807137
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer A Journey into the Heart of Fan Mania
2004 - Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer a Journey Into the Heart of Fan Mania (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780609607084
ISBN-10: 0609607081
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Outcasts United A Refugee Team an American Town
Outcasts United a Refugee Team an American Town (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780007264353
ISBN-10: 0007264356
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Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer
Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer (Audio CD)Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781415903896
ISBN-10: 1415903891
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Politics & Social Sciences
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