Writing Out Loud, 2011

"Coke Meyer exemplifies the Cherokee tradition of storytelling in her biography of her beloved uncle."—Bill John Baker, Chief of the Cherokees

Doris Meyer


The grandniece of the legendary Will Rogers, Doris Meyer, “Coke” to Friends, waited until she was in her nineties to jumpstart her writing career. Her goal was simple: she wanted to provide a more personal glimpse into the life of America’s favorite son. In I Called Him Uncle Will (2012), she does just that, sharing family anecdotes that show how humble and caring her uncle could be.

In reviewing the biography, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin writes, “This book is an intimate glimpse into the family of one of America’s most loved men.”

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Did You Know...

When Doris was just a girl, she was nicknamed "Coke" because she enjoyed the soft drink so much.

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Selected Works

I Called Him Uncle Will, 2012

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