"Jezer's autobiography of his stutter is a hilarious, honest,
expedition to the hard of a paradoxical disability."
--UTNE REVIEW Selection of Good Reads, Sept-Oct 1997
"This is a wonderful autobiography, written with courage, warmth,
and wit, about a personal problem with stuttering. It gives the
reader the latest news about stuttering treatment and research,
from the perspective of someone who has been a client in many
therapies and a subject in several studies. At its heart is a
powerful story of growing up, shedding illusions, and coping with
life. I think that everyone who stutters and every
speech-language pathologist who works with stutterers should
read it. In fact, so should anyone interested in the human
--BARRY GUITAR, PH.D, CCC-SLP, Professor, University of Vermont
"Totally absorbing. Jezer has accomplished an admirable
interweaving of his experiences and introspections as a stutterer
with a great deal of accurate information about stuttering and
its treatment. The book should be of very considerable value to
stutterers and their parents. For clinicians and students of
speech pathology, the book offers a compelling glimpse of the
inner life of a stutterer."
--OLIVER BLOODSTEIN, Speech and Hearing Center, Brooklyn College
"Marty Jezer had me totally captivated from page one. He's an
absolutely engaging story teller, and he looks at chronic
stuttering from so many different perspectives that you cannot
help but come away with an intuitive understanding of the
multitude of ways the individual is affected. I consider
STUTTERING: A LIFE BOUND UP IN WORDS a valuable resource for
anyone who needs to know more about this troubling disorder."
--JOHN C. HARRISON, Program Director, National Stuttering Project Co-editor of Letting Go, Newsletter of the NSP Author, How To Conquer Your Fears of Speaking Before People: A Comprehensive Program Designed for People Who Stutter
"This book should be of interest to anyone who wants to know more
about stuttering. I found it quite good reading."
--JANE FRASER, Director, Stuttering Foundation of America
"Marty Jezer has written a book about stuttering which should be
required reading for anyone who offers or plans to offer
professional help for people who stutter. With the current
behavioral focus on how to achieve and maintain fluency, the
individual doing the stuttering can all but disappear. This book
is a powerful antidote to that view. It is a vivid picture of
the world of stuttering as seen from the inside looking out."
--PROFESSOR WILLIAM PERKINS, Professor Emeritus, formerly Director of the Stuttering Center at the University of Southern California
"Fascinating. . . . Jezer combines his considerable literary
skills as a writer with his history as someone who has lived with
an intensely personal, severe, and chronic stuttering problem. He
is forthright in explaining those things which have been helpful
to him--as well as those things which have not. This is more than
a book about stuttering. It is also a book about empathy,
understanding, advocacy, and change."
--STEPHEN B. HOOD, PH.D., director, Speech and Hearing Center, University of South Alabama
"Jezer...is a gifted writer and moves with beguiling skill
between general theory and the lessons of personal experience....
Anyone who stutters, or who is interested in stuttering, will
benefit from reading this book. They will come away from it with
admiration for the courage and determination of the author, and
(if they happen to be fluent) with a wiser and more sympathetic
appreciation of those less fortunate than themselves."
--BENSON BOBRICK, author of Knotted Tongues: Stuttering in History and the Quest for a Cure.