Character references for a city filled with it, and often absolutely full of it. A collection of essays about Memphis by Dan Conaway. A lifelong Memphian, Dan Conaway is a communication strategist and freelance writer. He has owned everything from ad agencies to creative boutiques, promoted everything from ducks in The Peabody lobby in Memphis to Grizzlies in the NBA to pandas in the Memphis Zoo, and won recognition for his creativity at every level. Along the way, he has never lost his fascination or his frustration with his storied hometown, and he shares his passion for both equally in his columns and posts.