Discover Auburn Women of Distinction
A Public Lecture Series Celebrating 125 Years of Auburn Women (1892-12017)
You Gotta Know When to Fold 'Em
Rheta Grimsley Johnson
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 14 at 3 p.m.
Location: Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor Auditorium
"Once you've written over 6000 columns, worn out seven Fords, slept on your dirty clothes in the back of your van in the middle of the Sturgis Harley Davidson rally and interviewed not one, but two inventors of perpetual motion machines, it might be time to give up the best job on earth, newspaper columnist".
Beginning as a writer for The Auburn Plainsman, Rheta spent over four decades as an award winning reporter and columnist in the Deep South.
She is the author of seven books including American Faces, 1987; Good Grief, The Story of Charles M. Schulz, 1989; Georgia, 2000; Poor Man's Provence: Finding Myself in Cajun Louisiana, 2008; Enchanted Evening: Barbie and the Second Coming, 2010; Hank Hung the Moon and Warmed our Cold, Cold Hearts, 2012; and The Dog Buried over the Bridge,2016.
Sponsored by: Auburn University Libraries and the Auburn Alumni Center.