Managing Ignatius by Jerry E. Strahan
The Lunacy of Lucky Dogs and Life in the Quarter

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In John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "A Confederacy of Dunces, Ignatius J. Reilly, an overweight genius misfit, winds up selling wienies for Paradise Vendors, Inc. (the fictional equivalent of Lucky Dogs) in New Orleans' French Quarter. In "Managing Ignatius", Strahan relates his amusing--and bemusing--experiences working for more than two decades with the audacious characters who comprise the actual stable of Lucky Dog vendors. 24 halftones.

About Jerry E. Strahan

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Strahan studied history at the University of New Orleans and Tulane University before becoming manager of Lucky Dogs, Inc.
Published May 1, 1998 by Louisiana State University Press. 264 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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He's obviously a man of character (more than once he rehires employees who previously skipped town with the day's receipts) and a heads-up businessman: When a four-star restaurant banishes a cart for stealing too many customers, Strahan asks for the request in writing, then threatens to run it as...

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For more than 20 years, Strahan managed the Lucky Dog company, whose vendors sell wienies out of the seven-foot-long hot dog-shaped carts that can be found on almost any street corner in New Orleans's French Quarter.

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