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6:00 pm

to celebrate the release of their new book



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Insightful, often very funny, Never Over The Hill is a trip back to college for the authors and for us. Dan Conaway's and Bill Haltom’s time at the University of Tennessee in the 60s and 70s was eye-opening for them and for the nation. Their well-told tales of how college changed and shaped them, and of how lifetime friendships were found and formed, will be frighteningly and lovably familiar wherever and whenever you went to college. 

"For these guys, and for me, orange is a lifetime color. No matter where you went to college, this book will remind you of how that colored your life. A great read." – Peyton Manning 

“I have no idea how Bill Haltom and Dan Conaway squeezed all the joys of college into a single book. But then, I have no idea how they squeezed the Vietnam War, the moon landing, integration, and nekkid streakers into a single book. Oh, plus stolen toilet seats and ‘Rocky Top’  and romance and wistfulness. So, the book is a lot like college, come to think of it. And it will stay with you, in just the same way.”  – Geoff Calkins, Daily Memphian columnist and morning radio host, named best sports columnist in America five times by AP Sports Editors

Anybody who attended UT during the same era as Bill Haltom and Dan Conaway can identify — while simultaneously sighing in nostalgia and gulping in embarrassment — with these riotous stories.  How th'hell did we, let alone the university, survive?” — Sam Venable, Knoxville News Sentinel columnist and UT School of Journalism's least-promising graduate in the class of '69."

“Never Over the Hill is a must read for anyone who attended college during the 1960s and 1970s regardless of where you went to school. Dan Conaway and Bill Haltom's gift for storytelling is on full display in this beautifully written book looking back at their years at UT and their look forward at the true meaning and impact of the lifelong friendships they made there.” - Mike Wirth, Dean & Professor Emeritus, College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

 “Two great Volunteers reminisce about their college days at the University of Tennessee, but it is much more than that, it is great storytelling.  Hilarious stories about two young men coming of age in the 60’s and 70’s on a college campus.  It transcends time and will make each of us fondly remember our own college days, no matter the decade.” - Margie Nichols Gill, Vice Chancellor for Communications Emerita, University of Tennessee, Knoxville




Dan Conaway, BS, Communications, University of Tennessee, 1971. Creative Director of UT’s winning team in the 1971 American Advertising Federation Student Advertising Competition, member of the original College of Communications Board of Visitors, and recipient of the Edith S. Joel Award as Outstanding Advertising Alumnus. An award-winning communications consultant, Dan is also a columnist with The Daily Memphian, and the author of seven books, including two collections of his columns “I’m a Memphian.” (Nautilus Publishing, 2013), and “In A Colorful Place” with Otis Sanford (Rooster Scratch Press, 2020). 

Bill Haltom, BS, University of Tennessee, 1975, and JD, University of Tennessee, 1978. UT Torchbearer and SGA President. A lawyer who has served as President of the Tennessee Bar Association, Bill is now an award-winning columnist for the Tennessee USA Today Network, and the author of nine books, including “The Other Fellow May Be Right: The Civility of Howard Baker” (TBA Press, 2017), and “Full Court Press: How Pat Summitt and a Legal Team Changed the Game” (UT Press, 2018).

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
387 Perkins Ext.
Memphis, TN 38117