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The Resource Out with it : how stuttering helped me find my voice, Katherine Preston

Out with it : how stuttering helped me find my voice, Katherine Preston

Label
Out with it : how stuttering helped me find my voice
Title
Out with it
Title remainder
how stuttering helped me find my voice
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Preston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A fresh, engaging account of a young woman's journey, first to find a cure for a lifelong struggle with stuttering, and ultimately to embrace the voice that has defined her character. Imagine this: you're a beautiful, blonde, stylish, highly intelligent, gregarious young woman curious about the world with a lot to say about it. But every time you open your mouth, a stutter comes out. In order to do something as simple as say your name, you must physically force the word. Which doesn't always look so pretty. At the age of seven, Katherine Preston learned that she was a stutterer. From that point on she battled the fear of communicating with the world by denying that her speech was an issue. Finally, a humiliating experience inspired her to take an unusual action. In Out With It she tells the hilariously heartbreaking yet ultimately uplifting story of her year spent traveling around the United States to interview more than 100 stutterers, speech therapists, and researchers. What begins as a search for a cure becomes a journey that debunks the misconceptions that shroud the condition and a love story that changes her perspective on normality. Out With It offers a fresh perspective on our obsession with physical perfection and an exploration of what our voice, and our vulnerabilities, means to each of us. It sheds light on an ancient condition that afflicts approximately 4 million in the U.S. and 60 million people worldwide. In addition to experts, Katherine interviewed writers, actresses, musicians, social workers, psychologists, farmers, and financiers men and women of all walks of life who were working to overcome their speech problems. Combining memoir and investigative journalism, Out With It is an incredibly compelling, informative and heartwarming memoir about understanding and embracing one's self and the voice within"--
  • "A fresh, engaging account of a young woman's journey, first to find a cure for a lifelong struggle with stuttering, and ultimately to embrace the voice that has defined her character"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Preston, Katherine
Dewey number
  • 616.85/540092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC424
LC item number
.P932 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Preston, Katherine
  • Stutterers
  • Stutterers
Label
Out with it : how stuttering helped me find my voice, Katherine Preston
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn800031587
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781451676587
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012048984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)800031587
Label
Out with it : how stuttering helped me find my voice, Katherine Preston
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn800031587
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781451676587
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012048984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)800031587

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