Living with a stutter is not always easy. Fortunately, there are many resources available to help you navigate your stutter with success. Along with the support of family and friends, reading some encouraging books can help you feel inspired and motivated. Here are some great books to considering reading:
The Gifts of Imperfection
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W guides readers on how to embrace their imperfections and live a more “whole-hearted life.” As society often makes people feel as if they must act a certain way, look a certain way, etc., we can be lead to believe that we have to be perfect at all times. This book explores how to cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to embrace your imperfections, no matter how big or small they may seem. This read is great for anyone who feels shameful about their stuttering and is ready to begin accepting themselves for who they are.
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. is a book about facing your fears and turning them into power and action. In this book, readers will learn how to think more positively, stop negative thinking patterns, how to take small risks each day, as well as the 10-step Positive Thinking Process. This book is fit for anyone who is ready to take on their fears and begin challenging themselves outside of their comfort zones.
Stuttering: Inspiring Stories and Professional Wisdom
Stuttering: Inspiring Stories and Professional Wisdom by Peter Reitz is a book of personal stories from people who stutter as well as professional wisdom from those who work with people who stutter. With 25 chapters of inspiration and knowledge, this book is great for anyone who is searching for stories and advice on stuttering.
Out With It: How Stuttering Helped Me Find My Voice
Out With It: How Stuttering Helped Me Find My Voice by Katherine Preston is a story of how a young woman searched for a cure for stuttering, but later found her voice and began to accept herself as she was. This book is ideal for those interested in autobiographies with a novel-like feel.
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