Otto Graham by Duey Graham
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Otto Graham’s retirement from the Cleveland Browns at age 33, Otto’s son Duey has written his late father’s biography, OttoMatic. Asked to revive a dormant sports column for his hometown weekly newspaper, Duey’s experience and success there gave him the confidence to fulfill a dream. Using dozens of family scrapbooks for reference–a collection started by Otto’s mom when he was in grade school–Duey bumped his equity loan and began writing. Four years of priceless quality-time with his father and two bumps later, Duey’s collection of stories morphed into OttoMatic. Although the Graham’s lost their patriarch in late 2003, Duey is proud that Otto’s words and deeds live on among the amusing and poignant anecdotes told by his family and others whose lives “Automatic Otto” Graham touched.
Three versions for purchase
- The basic version for ($30 plus S&H) is with the dust jacket, signed or not by Duey Graham.
- The second version is with dust jacket that contains a book plate, a decal, signed by Duey Graham and presigned by Otto.
- The third version is a leather bound with leather sleeve ($200 plus S&H) that contains the book plate signed by Duey Graham, Otto, and also Gordie Howe. Gordie Howe graciously provided OttoMatic’s foreword.
OttoMatic can be purchased by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Ryan Graham Van Name at 978-436-1582.
OttoMatic will not be sold in book stores.