D'ORSO, Michael. American, b. 1953. Genres: Essays, Humor/Satire. Career: Journalist. Commonwealth Magazine, Richmond, VA, staff writer, 1981-84; Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, VA, features writer, 1984-. Publications: (with D.S. Redford) Somerset Homecoming: Recovering a Lost Heritage, 1988; (As Mike D'Orso) Fast Takes: Slices of Life through a Journalist's Eye, 1990; (with C. Elliott) The Cost of Courage: The Journey of an American Congressman, 1992; (with M. Cartwright) For the Children: Lessons from a Visionary Principal-How We Can Save Our Public Schools, 1993; (with D. Byrd) Rise and Walk: The Trial and Triumph of Dennis Byrd, 1993; (As Mike D'Orso) Pumping Granite, and Other Portraits of People at Play, 1994; Like Judgment Day: The Ruin and Redemption of a Town Called Rosewood, 1996; (with D. Hakala) Thin is Just a Four-Letter Word, 1997; (with J.L. Lieberman) In Praise of Public Life, 2000. Contributor to periodicals. Address: 515 Mayflower Rd., Norfolk, VA 23508, U.S.A.