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Dandy Roll Book Club
Dandy Roll Book Club
Dandy Roll Book Club
$25.00

Dandy Roll Book Club

In May, we’re jumping into something a little different. The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson is a heart-warming, inspiring story about grief, family, and the importance of friendship. Meet Norman, a twelve-year-old boy who has just lost his best friend, and Sadie, Norman’s only parent. Before he died, Norman’s best friend Jax was his greatest encourager, pushing him to leave his bubble at every chance he got. The pair had a five-year plan that got them to the stage as a comedic duo, but when Jax dies, Norman decides to pursue comedy on his own, as a tribute to Jax. With Sadie’s help and guidance, Norman is on his way to the Edinburgh Fringe, a wide-spread comedy festival.

The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman brings readers all of the feel-good moments of a comedy while also highlighting the delicate and fleeting nature of childhood friendships, the importance of grieving, and the influences of found family. This story will have you laughing, crying, and holding your loved ones a little closer.

The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman is an inspiring, feel-good novel about a small boy with a big heart, a woman who would do anything for her son, and a journey that will change their lives ...

Little Miss Sunshine meets Wonder meets A Man Called Ove in this stunning debut novel that will touch your heart.

"What do you get when you cross a painfully awkward son, lofty comedic ambition and a dead best friend? Norman."

Norman and Jax are a legendary comedy duo in the making, with a five-year plan to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe by the time they’re fifteen. But then Jax dies before they even turn twelve.

Norman’s mum Sadie knows she won’t win Mother of the Year anytime soon, and she really doesn’t know, or care, who Norman’s father is. But her heart is broken when she discovers her grieving son’s revised plan: ‘Find Dad’ and ‘Get to the Edinburgh Fringe’.

If meeting his dad and performing at the Festival are the two things that will help Norman through this devastating time, then Sadie is going to make them happen.

So mother and son set off from Cornwall, with their friend Leonard in his vintage Austin Maxi, on a pilgrimage to Edinburgh - to honour Jax and to track down a few maybe-fathers on the way . . .

  • The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson
  • Discussion question handout
  • Limited edition DRBC bookmark
  • Hibiscus Tea from woman owned, Big Heart Tea Co (Swag Members Only)
  • Custom "One Never Knows" sticker (Swag Members Only)
  • DRBC Tote (First time members only)
  • Link to monthly zoom meeting 
  • Subscribe for free shipping!

Boxes will begin shipping on 5/1. The meeting will take place remotely on Thursday, June 10th at 7:30 CST

You can now choose to make your DRBC a recurring subscription and receive free shipping on each box. Subscriptions will be renewed on the 1st of each month. You will have the option to skip a month without being charged. Recurring subscriptions are optional, you can still choose a one time payment for either tier.

How It Works:

1.

Each month we choose the best book (or books) from a wide variety of genres, centered around a topic we'd love to discuss with you!

2.

We mail your book club box directly to your door. Subscription members receive free shipping on all DRBC orders.

3.

Read your book and join us for our monthly online book club meeting, or use these questions as a guide to start your own book club with friends or family!

How It Works:

1.

Each month we choose the best book (or books) from a wide variety of genres, centered around a topic we'd love to discuss with you!

2.

We mail your book club box, including swag items and discussion questions to ponder while you read, directly to your door.

3.

Read your book and join us for our monthly online book club meeting, or use these questions as a guide to start your own book club with friends or family!

Subscription Flexibility for the Right Fit

DRBC can be purchased as a monthly recurring subscription to receive free shipping. Need to skip a month? No problem. Easily skip your subscription via your personal online account or by emailing us.

For additional flexibility, we've created two pricing tiers, so members can choose exactly how they want to participate! Plus, your subscription tier can be changed by emailing us anytime.

Book Only

$25/month

  • Includes our monthly book(s) pick at a discounted price
  • Curated discussion questions
  • First time members receive a free DRBC tote bag
  • Access to our monthly discussion meeting
  • Free shipping (subscribers only) 
  • Available as a one-time or subscription purchase

Book + Swag

$35/month

  • Includes our monthly book(s) pick at a discounted price
  • Also includes themed, surprise swag item(s)
  • Curated discussion questions
  • First time members receive a free DRBC tote bag
  • Access to our monthly discussion meeting
  • Free shipping (subscribers only)
  • Available as a one-time or subscription purchase