Making Peace with a Stutter (Episode 716)

John Hendrickson joins Chaya Goldstein-Schuff to discuss the release of his new book “Life On Delay: Making Peace with a Stutter.”

 Following his groundbreaking article “What Joe Biden Can’t Bring Himself to Say“, discussed on Stuttertalk in episode 694, on this episode, John fills us in on the past two years of his stuttering journey and how the book “Life On Delay” came to be. John gives us a sneak peek of what’s inside the book, and shares how his relationship with stuttering evolved.

John Hendrickson is a Senior Editor at The Atlantic and the author of Life on Delay: Making Peace With a Stutter, coming January 2023 from Knopf. Life on Delay is a reported memoir that grew out of his Atlantic feature “What Joe Biden Can’t Bring Himself to Say,” which was read by more than 2 million people and named one of the best stories of 2019 by Longform.

John has spoken about stuttering, politics, and journalism on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, PBS, and at colleges and universities across the country. Before joining The Atlantic, he wrote and edited for Rolling Stone, Esquire, and The Denver Post.

He lives in New York City with his wife.

Links referenced in the talk for podcast:
Life On Delay on Amazon for purchase

John’s website

John’s previous Stuttertalk, episode 694

John honored at AIS

John’s reference to Brayden Harrington on stuttering

National Stuttering Association (NSA)find a chapter here

FRIENDS: The National Association of Young People Who Stutter