Thanks for the heads up Michael. I just pre-ordered a copy on Amazon.
Michael Erard wrote:
> Several years ago, I came to this list for information about early
> recordings of disfluent speaking -- "uh" and "um," hemming and hawing,
> restarted sentences, etc.
> I'm pleased to announce that my book, Um...: Slips, Stumbles, and
> Verbal Blunders, and What They Mean, will be published in August by
> Pantheon. Um... reviews the natural history of slips of the tongue and
> speech disfluencies, why they occur, and what they say about us. You
> can read more about the book at
> Thanks to members of the list for their interest and assistance and
> for facilitating my research.
> Michael Erard