Virtual | Speechless No More Book Club Discussion

2022sat21may12:00 pmVirtual | Speechless No More Book Club Discussion

Event Details

You are invited to join us on Saturday, May 21, at Noon ET, for a virtual book discussion about Speechless No More: A Life Transformed by a Voice Disorder. Author Dot Sowerby and editor Marcia Sterling will be hosting this discussion. It is an opportunity to meet Dot, share your thoughts on the book, and connect with others in our community.

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Time: Noon ET | Please check your local time zone

Dot’s memoir about her struggles with spasmodic dysphonia is a lesson in courage and persistence during a time when the medical profession was just beginning to understand the neurological basis of spasmodic dysphonia.
Dot’s story, like so many, is about maneuvering an obstacle course of faulty diagnoses and self-doubt before she came to understand the source of her condition. Both distressing and inspiring, her quest to find answers to the cause of her voice condition and find a treatment for it is told with honesty and spirit.

I hope this book will mean something to you as it means a lot to me. I guess every person struggles with something in their life, but spasmodic dysphonia is no small thing. I’m pleased that I didn’t let it get me down. Well, sometimes it did get me down. But I have had a wonderful life so far and I’m looking forward to a lot more fun in the years ahead.

I feel like all of us in the NSDA community are family. We share so many of the same struggles. I would say this to you: Find things other than speaking that help you shine—whether that’s running in a race or sharing with your grandchildren or packing up lunches for the homeless or smiling at the handsome gentleman at the next table in the coffee shop. Life is too short to miss out on the things that give you pleasure or the things that help other people.

Remember, you are never too old and don’t EVER give up!

Dot Sowerby |



(Saturday) 12:00 pm


Online | Zoom