The Bone Lady

Life Lessons Learned as One of Football’s Ultimate Fans – A Memoir

Debra Darnall

$9.95

NFL superfan Debra “Bone Lady” Darnall tells how she discovered her true self by putting on a wacky costume and rooting like crazy for the Cleveland Browns. The struggling artist became one of the most visible women in football and a spokesperson for other nontraditional fans. She shares her story to inspire others to discover their own passion.

Softcover / 151 pages / 8.5 x 8.5 in. / 37 photos / ISBN 9781938441530

Description

“It’s ironic, I know, that when I put on a costume I finally learned how to just be myself. But that’s what happened. I created the Bone Lady out of my passion for football and the Browns. I did it for fun, never thinking it would change my life. But it did . . .”

In this unusual new memoir, NFL Ultimate Fan Debra “Bone Lady” Darnall tells about the wacky, bumpy, and ultimately wonderful ride of self-discovery she found herself on after deciding one day to put on an outrageous costume and start rooting like crazy for the Cleveland Browns. The struggling artist suddenly and surprisingly became one of the most visible women in football and a spokesperson for fans of all kinds. Now, she shares her offbeat and candid personal story to inspire others to discover their own passion.

Debra writes with enthusiasm about becoming an “empowered fan” and taking joy where you can find it—even when your team’s on-field performance is less than rewarding. (She offers tips for how to watch a Browns game without smashing your TV in frustration.)

“Women love football, too,” Debra says. She embraces the idea that fandom is open to everyone. (Just don’t get her started on “stripper cheerleaders!”) Browns fans looking to inspire a spouse, a friend, or or even a teenage daughter to share their love of the game will find THE BONE LADY a friendly guide for the journey.

 

Additional information

Weight0.38 lbs
Dimensions8.5 × .5 × 5.5 in

Table of Contents

Preface

Football Happens, Life Goes On

Everything Begins with a Thought

“WER BACK” and the Bone Lady Ride Begins!

Bone Lady’s Tips for Fans, Part 1

A Wonderful Life

What the Hell Is an Itinerant Limner?

Tales from the Bonemobile

Where’s a Phone Booth When You Need One?

Leroy Kelly and Chicken Livers

Bone Lady’s Tips for Fans, Part 2

Festooned, Fabulous, and Fearless

Frozen Peas

Ladies Love Football, Too!

Apartment Number 4

Bone Lady Shoes

So You Want to Be an Ultimate Fan . . .

Optimistic Sunday, Pessimistic Monday

Postscript

Bone Lady’s Outfit

A Huge List of Hugs, Thank Yous, and Lots of Love!

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