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Monthly we will pick a newly released book we love - could be a page-turning novel with a delicious plot, a particularly revealing celebrity memoir, or a pop cultural deep dive – that we’re dying to share with you. Our picks will run the gamut from blockbuster bestsellers, by beloved authors, to debut novels by newcomers everyone should know.

Our February pick is "Life on Delay: Making Peace with a Stutter" by John Hendrickson.

"Life on Delay: Making Peace With a Stutter," by John Hendrickson.
"Life on Delay: Making Peace With a Stutter," by John Hendrickson.

John Hendrickson stutters.

It's a fact you glean by reading the title of his new memoir "Life on Delay: Making Peace With a Stutter (Knopf, 272 pp., out now). But it's also something that took time ot seriously sink in for the senior editor at The Atlantic. He wrote about his stutter - and then-presidential candidate Joe Biden's - in the magazine's January/February 2020 issue.

For Hendrickson, the book-writing process meant ravenously reflecting on his own life, including his early days in speech therapy his journalism career and all the familial, platonic and romantic relationships in his life - not to mention interviewing many fellow stutterers.

John Hendrickson
John Hendrickson

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Join us on YouTube Tuesday February 28th as we will discuss John Hendrickson's new memoir with our guest panel.

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