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The Education of a Lifetime

Narrated by: Robert Khayat
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
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The Education of a Lifetime is a compelling memoir by former Ole Miss Chancellor Robert Khayat. Khayat speaks about his childhood days in Moss Point, Mississippi, the state's segregationist policies that prevented his SEC-champion baseball team from playing in the College World Series, and the sadness of experiencing his father's arrest and guilty plea. These seemingly disparate events worked to prepare him to battle the vestiges of racial strife that continued to haunt the university's culture as he accepted the honor of becoming the university's 15th chancellor. 

Khayat's story gives listeners a behind-the-scenes look at how a university moved from mediocrity to excellence. We relive, along with Khayat, the courting of an eccentric donor, as well as private conversations with a sitting US president, governors, coaches, and celebrities. We also see how a man worked to make amends for past mistakes. 

The Education of a Lifetime is a funny, touching, and insightful memoir. It is proof one man, a man dedicated to respecting the dignity of every individual, can make lasting change.

©2013 Robert Khayat (P)2018 Neil White

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An uplifting story about a unique school, state, and person with an imperfect past. This book is a testimony to the American dream and the ability to be a powerful advocate for change within the constructs of long-standing traditions and institutions.