Milwaukee Bucks cheerleader Tanya Delora Masters has just released her upcoming autobiography: CHEER: ALL OF YOU LOOKING AT ME: CHEER, CHEER FOR ME! It is a free-flowing, oral history of her time spent on the court with no subject too taboo and no area off limits. Tanya Deloras, or TD, new book has been praised by critics for its honesty and moving narrative.
The book opens with TD during a game in January 2010, only to jump between her discovering a love of jumping short hops while smiling, a complete professional analysis of shin-high boots and a list of the top 100 cheerleaders to have smile to an anonymous crowd.
That’s what we do. What I do. Hop. Inch, two inches, occasionally swooped and carried ten feet off the ground. That is where I live. In the one inch jumps. In between two shakey, poofy, purple hands known as pom poms is a person. A person with a name: Milwaukee Bucks.
Tonight that is my name, my mission, my liege, my victory. Tonight you will scream at me. You will drink beer, eat nachos, and scream.
I live between that inch.
The book is on shelves today.