Salon@615 with Cal Turner, Jr. in conversation with Dave Ramsey

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Cal Turner, Jr. for a discussion of his new book, My Father's Businessas part of our Salon@615 speaker series. He will be in conversation with Dave Ramsey at Lipscomb University's Collins Auditorium. You can register for this free event here and guarantee your seat!

Event Guidelines

This event is free and open to the public. In order to join the signing line and have any books signed at this event, you must purchase a copy of My Father's Business  from Parnassus Books either in-store, over the phone, or online. Your purchase will include a signing line ticket that will serve as your admission into the signing line. As a Salon@615 patron, you will receive 10% off!

Cal Turner, Jr. grew up in a Scottsville, Kentucky, household where business and family were one. After graduating Vanderbilt University, he served for three years as an officer in the United States Navy before beginning his career at Dollar General. He served as CEO for 37 years, and during his tenure, the number of DG stores rose from 150, with sales of $40 million, to more than 6,000, with sales in excess of $6 billion. Turner has served on the boards of companies like Shoney's and First American, and of educational, civic and charitable organizations including Vanderbilt and Fisk universities, and has been president of the board of governors of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. His many awards include the Presidential Award for Private Sector Initiatives (presented by Ronald Reagan) and the Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumnus Award. A committed lifelong Methodist, Turner was inducted in 2001 into the Fellows of the Society of John Wesley by the Tennessee Conference of the UMC.

Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored seven best-selling books: Financial PeaceMore Than Enough, The Total Money MakeoverEntreLeadership, The Complete Guide to Money, Smart Money Smart Kids and The Legacy Journey. “The Dave RamseyShow” is heard by more than 13 million listeners each week on more than 600 radio stations and digitally through podcasts, online audio streaming and a 24-hour online streaming video channel. Follow Ramsey on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at

NOTE: There will be book sales and signing for Mr. Turner only at this event.


This Salon@615 is a free, ticketed event. There will be some tickets available on-site on the day of the event. We strongly recommend arriving early for the on-site ticket line. We distribute on-site tickets starting 30 minutes before the event. 

More About Salon@615

Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership between the Nashville Public LibraryThe Nashville Public Library FoundationHumanities Tennesse, BookPage magazine, and Parnassus Books. Together, we nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author events and book signings to our community. Since its inception in early 2011, Salon@615 has become a regular and vital author reading series on Nashville's cultural calendar.

Event date: 
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Collins Auditorium
4001 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204
My Father's Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company Cover Image
By Cal Turner, Rob Simbeck (With)
ISBN: 9781478992981
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Center Street - May 22nd, 2018