OLLI at Auburn Brown Bag Lunch and Learn with David Housel

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Date: January 19th, 2022
Time: 11:30 AM

Join us on Wednesday, January 19 at 11:30 a.m. for a lunch and learn at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts at Pebble Hill.

David Housel presents his book From the Backbooth at Chappy’s: Stories of the South: Football, Politics, Religion, and More One never knows what the topic of discussion will be when taking a seat with the gentlemen in the Backbooth at Chappy's Deli in Auburn, Alabama. The topics change daily, often several times within the same sitting. The conversation is broad and knows no bounds. Throughout the day, conservative, liberal, and even some middle-of-the-road friends gather for breakfast to chat about the news of the day. Usually, the conversation is cordial and without rancor ... but not always. This book is a collection of the group's thoughts, recollections, hopes, and dreams. In addition to football, politics and religion, there are stories of friends and neighbors, and of people the gentlemen know only through the news media-mostly imperfect people in an imperfect world doing the best they can. Filled with Southern charm and keen insights, you'll finish this book convinced that the world would be better if we as a nation had more conversations like the men at Chappy's. David E. Housel has been the Director of Athletics Emeritus at Auburn University since January 2006. He is a former Director of Athletics for the Auburn Tigers Athletics Department. He was named Auburn's 13th Director of Athletics on April 1, 1994, after working in almost every area of the Auburn Athletic Department for the previous 25 years. He has dedicated more than 40 years to Auburn University, and was the athletic department's sports information director from 1981-94.