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When Daniele Rossi first started an on-line podcast in 2006, he meticulously edited out his stuttering, and did multiple takes of every show in order to give listeners at least the impression of stutter-free speech. It occurred to him one day that maybe it didn’t have to be that way. He began searching the web for groups and forums aimed at supporting and inspiring people who stutter.

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Out With It: How Stuttering Helped Me Find My Voice

This is a review of the book Out With It, by Katherine Preston

When Katherine Preston first set out to write a book about stuttering, she intended  it to be a series of interviews with people who stutter, researchers and speech therapists. Her book does still contain conversations with people she interviewed over a ten month period while traveling across the United States, with the purpose of talking to as many people as she could about stuttering. But after completing her journey and gathering her research, Katherine realized the book she needed to write was in fact her own memoir.

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Without Hesitation: Speaking to the Silence and the Science of Stuttering

This article is a review of Gerald Maguire's Without Hesitation: Speaking to the Silence and the Science of Stuttering first appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of CSA Voices.

WHcover Gerald A. Maguire is an Associate Pressor of Clinical Psychiatry, and Senior Associate Dean of Educational Affairs, at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He is also the director of the Kirkup Center for the Medical Treatment of Stuttering. This is the only research centre in the world dedicated exclusively to this field of study – the treatment of stuttering through medicine.

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David and Goliath

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In his latest book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, the well-known Canadian journalist Malcolm Gladwell unveils some biased beliefs commonly held about how people achieve success in life. Everyone is familiar with the titular biblical story: a young shepherd boy with a slingshot slays a mighty, heavily armed warrior. But for Gladwell, the outcome of the battle is really not that extraordinary when one looks at the circumstances behind the famous face-off.

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Cutting out the noise: a review

A review of the book: Mindfulness and Stuttering - Using Eastern Strategies to speak with greater ease, by Ellen-Marie Silverman, 158 pages, CreateSpace 2012

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You’re about to order a meal, or maybe introduce yourself. You feel you might stutter. Your mind races away for a moment as you think about the need to make a good impression. You remember the times when you didn’t  - and the consequences if you don’t this time. Then suddenly it’s time to speak. But now you feel a bit disconnected. You stutter- and feel more disconnected still.

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Review of novel "Dead Languages"

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David Shield’s novel, Dead Languages, is an intensely personal narrative about the life of Jeremy Zorn, growing up in San Francisco in the 60s and 70s, who happens to have a severe stutter. The book opens with memories of formative experiences from his early childhood, mainly the strong personalities of his highly intellectual and verbose family, particularly his mother.

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