About David

David Housel

David Housel, a native of Alabama, has lived there his entire life.

He knows the humor and pathos of living in the South, and he writes about it in the spirit and tradition of Ferrol Sams, Wendell Berry, Lewis Grizzard and Wright Thompson. He spent most of his career in intercollegiate athletics, as a sportswriter, sports information director, and athletics director. He served as chair of Auburn’s Liberal Arts Advisory Council and is in the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. 

“From the Backbooth at Chappy’s” is his seventh book.