Praise

“Out With It is both a compassionate, unflinching memoir and an anatomy of life with a stammer. Katherine Preston offers affirmation for the millions of us who live with a speech disfluency and practical insight for those who don’t. I highly recommend this astute and engaging book.”
– David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas

“Katherine Preston is an upbeat and inspiring example of how to deal with a problem that concerns so many and yet is acknowledged by so few. Out With It deserves the widest possible audience.”
– Michael Palin, actor, author, and founder of the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children

“Katherine Preston’s memoir is an astute and personal exploration on the human experience…. A must-read.”
– Emily Blunt, actress

“Katherine Preston is an extraordinary new literary voice and a triumphant storyteller of her generation. How she got there is a captivating tale and we are all the richer for her experience and her arrival.”
– Carl Bernstein, author of A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton

“Preston is unflinching and funny; she manages to find a happy balance of education, memoir, and feel-good-factor that few books actually achieve…Never saccharine or pandering, Preston’s book is a triumph of telling your story without fear or glossing over the harder to look at details.”
–Publisher’s Weekly

“An inspiring memoir…. Readers expecting a fairy-tale ending when they finish the book can’t have been reading very closely, but Preston comes to a truce with stuttering, and her battles with it make for engaging reading.”
– Kirkus Reviews

“A compelling memoir…the only book I’ve read that deals with the issue accurately.
–Morwenna Ferrier, Grazia UK

“A frank, encouraging, and fresh exploration of a problem that’s more widespread than we think. Out With It is a welcome addition to the small body of literature on this fascinating and mysterious subject.”
– Margaret Drabble, author of The Peppered Moth and A Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws

“Out With It is a highly personal, vivid, and affecting account of one woman’s journey from disability to wholeness through self-acceptance. It is sure to engage anyone who has traveled down a kindred path.”
– Benson Bobrick, author of The Caliph’s Splendor and Knotted Tongues: Stuttering in History and the Quest for a Cure

“I’ve spent decades helping others reach their peak level of physical fitness and realize that the strength within creates the picture of health on the outside. Though I may look like a tough guy, I’ve fought my own inner battle with stuttering for most of my life. InOut With It, Katherine Preston describes, in such great detail, what it’s like to not be able to express yourself clearly and without ridicule. With her memoir, she’s become a voice for anyone with speech issues. My only complaint is that she didn’t write it sooner.”
– Jake Steinfeld, Chairman & CEO, Body by Jake; Founder, Major League Lacrosse; Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils

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