Tom McAllister is the author of Bury Me in My Jersey: A Memoir of My Father, Football, And Philly, which was released by Villard in May 2010. A 2006 graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he is currently a lecturer in the English department at Temple University. From 1998-2003, he made cheesesteaks for Dalessandro's in the Manayunk area of Philadelphia. For more information on Tom, visit his website.

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