Michael D'Orso
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Michael D'Orso

Mike D'Orso's work includes sixteen books, all in the form of narrative nonfiction. His subjects range from politics to professional football, from racial conflict to environmental destruction, from inner-city public education to social justice to spinal cord injury. The settings for his books range from Arctic Alaska to the Galapagos Islands to the swamps of rural Florida.


Honors for Mike's work include the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the New York Times Notable Book of the Year list, Newsweek Magazine's 2009 list of "50 Books For Our Times," the American Library Association's Alex Award, the Lillian Smith Book Award for writing on social justice, the Christopher Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the American Library Association's Nonfiction Book of the Year, selection among the New York Public Library's "25 Best Books of the Year", and inclusion three times in The Sporting News' annual Best Sports Stories anthology. Eight of Mike's books have been bestsellers. Three have been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His newspaper work as a feature writer at the Virginian-Pilot was also nominated three times for a Pulitzer.



Mike's work has been featured or reviewed in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, Forbes, Outside, Cosmopolitan, Audubon, Reader's Digest, Business Week, People, and The Oxford American magazines, as well as in numerous major metropolitan newspapers, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, and USA Today. He has appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," C-Span's "Book TV," MSNBC and numerous National Public Radio programs, including Michael Feldman's "Whad'Ya Know?"

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Best Sellers

    • Body for Life

    • 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength
    • By: Bill Phillips, Michael D'Orso
    • Narrated by: Bill Phillips
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 528
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 310

    Imagine, just 12 weeks from now, having the lean, healthy body you've always wanted and not having to turn your life upside down to get it....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Buy the Hardcopy instead

    • By T on 03-04-13

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Eagle Blue

    • A Team, a Tribe, and a High School Basketball Season in Arctic Alaska
    • By: Michael D'Orso
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Eagle Blue follows the Fort Yukon Eagles, winners of six regional championships in a row, through the course of an entire 28-game season....

    • A Team, a Tribe, and a High School Basketball Season in Arctic Alaska
    • By: Michael D'Orso
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 05-07-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Oceana

    • Our Planet's Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them
    • By: Ted Danson, Michael D'Orso
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Most people know Ted Danson as the affable bartender Sam Malone in the long-running television series Cheers....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A subject that must be read about

    • By P. VEASEY on 11-14-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Like No Other Time

    • The 107th Congress and the Two Years That Changed America Forever
    • By: Tom Daschle, Michael D'Orso
    • Narrated by: Tom Daschle
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The 107th Congress faced a time like no other in the life of the nation. This was the era of the first presidential election to be decided by the United States Supreme Court, the fifty-fifty Senate...

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Like Judgment Day

    • The Ruin and Redemption of a Town Called Rosewood
    • By: Michael D'Orso
    • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    When a black man was accused of attacking a white woman in a rural Florida town, a tinderbox of racial hatred was ignited....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Worthwile Book

    • By James P Carter on 02-14-10

    Regular price: $29.58

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