Lucky Dogs Lecture & Signing
Thursday, April 27
Jerry Strahan, the world’s foremost authority on the iconic New Orleans hot dog cart, will discuss and sign his latest book, an insider’s account of Lucky Dogs and its role in the French Quarter and the world.
Strahan recounts the wild adventures of the Bourbon Street salesman but also takes readers well beyond New Orleans. In fact, he takes them halfway around the world, where this unique pushcart business maneuvered its way through the bureaucratic red tape of a communist country to become a licensed corporation in the People’s Republic of China.
This presentation mixes business history, autobiography, survival story, and an insider’s look at the bizarre lives of some of Bourbon Street’s most quirky characters–the dauntless Lucky Dog vendors. Both humorous and tragic, though it may be read like fiction, it is, for better or worse, all fact.
Born in Laurel an raised in Matarie, Strahan has been general manager of Lucky Dogs, Inc. since 1976. He is the author of Andrew Jackson Higgins and The Boats that Won World War II and Managing Ignatius: The Lunacy of Lucky Dogs.