John Schirrippa was born in Methodist hospital, Brooklyn, New York on August 24, 1982. When he was 10, his family moved out to East Hampton to enjoy the rural life that eastern Long Island had to offer.
Senior year in high school, John and his best friend, Dave, started a ska group called High Noon. With college on the horizon, High Noon's run was sweet, but short. After a series of local shows and a 4-track demo, the band was never heard from again.
John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Mary Washington College.
In the fall of 2004, he was hired as a defense contractor for the Department of Defense and is currently supervising a correspondence office in Arlington, Virginia.
'What I Do' began as a series of articles entitled, 'Johnny's Ink.' The series ran in a Long Island newspaper,The Montauk Pioneer. 'What I Do' is based upon his seven years of experience waiting tables.
John enjoys writing, scuba diving, road trips, and most recently...jumping out of planes at 14,000 feet.
'What I Do' is his first book.
His next project will either be about his beer pong exploits or a novel about his Italian heritage. Influences: Hemingway, Achebe, Rattiner, Fleckenstein