In his candid memoir, the author writes honestly about bullying, substance abuse, depression, isolation, and other issues stutterers like him face.
John Hendrickson, author of “Life on Delay: Making Peace With a Stutter,” will present the First-Year Forum on Thursday, March 2, in Lakeside Conference Room 212. The event, which is open to all community members, begins at 12:30 p.m.
In 2019, Hendrickson wrote a groundbreaking story for The Atlantic about Joe Biden’s decades-long journey with stuttering, as well as his own challenges and struggles. The article went viral and was read by more than 2 million people, named one of the best stories of 2019 by Longform, and inspired a column by David Leonhardt of The New York Times. Leonhardt called the article “a powerful piece of writing that changed how I think about Biden.”
In “Life on Delay,” Hendrickson writes candidly about bullying, substance abuse, depression, isolation, and other issues stutterers like him face daily. The new book, published by Knopf Doubleday, has received strong reviews and is widely available for purchase.
Hendrickson 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.
Hendrickson’s campus visit is sponsored by the Elon Core Curriculum, School of Communications, Student Professional Development Center, elondocs and Disabilities Resources.