Joseph Hornsby • Book Signing & Talk


Join us on Tuesday, November 15 from 5:30-6:30 PM as we welcome Joseph "JoHo" Hornsby to Ernest & Hadley Books, where he will read from and discuss his memoir: My! Bama: A Mom-Noir

Joe "JoHo" Hornsby's journey with the University of Alabama began at the ripe old age of five when he began going to Bama football games and other activities, and ended with his 2019 retirement as a University faculty member.  Then began a new journey through the early stages of Parkinson's Disease.

Joe's powerful memoir chronicles one man's relationship with the University as he enjoyed the full Alabama experience from the social, academic, and athletic sides, including Greek life and the University's rich football history. He tells stories of how both he and the University emerge from the repressive traditions of the South -- particularly Alabama's sluggish acceptance of integration and alternative lifestyles. His perspective is both satiric and critical as he and the University struggle to transcend a state where the past is never past, and to find their way into the 21st century.

During his college years, Joe earned three degrees at Alabama: a BA in English, an MA in English and a JD in Law. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto where he wrote a dissertation on Chaucer and Medieval Law. Going back to Alabama as a faculty member, Joe's specialty was Medieval English literature, with an emphasis on Chaucer, and he also taught courses in legal writing and the Delta Blues of Robert Johnson.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Event address: 
1928 7Th St
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1829
My! Bama: A Mom-Noir By Joseph (Joho) Hornsby Cover Image
ISBN: 9798885905916
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Palmetto Publishing - August 9th, 2022