The Voice Book

The Voice Book
The Voice Book

The Voice Book

Caring For, Protecting, and Improving Your Voice
By Kate DeVore, By Starr Cookman


256 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Trade Paper, $19.99 (CA $26.99) (US $19.99)

ISBN 9781641603300

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Apr 2020)


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Tips and techniques for anyone who needs to speak to make a living

Written to save careers one voice at a time, through current scientifically proven methods and advice. This updated resource teaches people how to protect and improve one of their most valuable assets: their speaking voice. Simple explanations of vocal anatomy and up-to-date instruction for vocal injury prevention are accompanied by illustrations, photographs, and FAQs. Easy-to-follow vocal-strengthening exercises are available for free download—including Hum and Chew, Puppy Dog Whimper, Sirens, Lip Trills, and Tongue Twisters—along with information on breathing basics, vocal-cord vibration, and working with students who have medical complications such as asthma, acid reflux, or anxiety. 


"This book is very friendly to the reader. . . . It retains a youthful and playful approach, but the guiding element is experience and love of clients who need help." —Ingo R. Titze, director, National Center for Voice and Speech


"Excellent, well written, practical, and informative." —Bonnie Raphael, professor of dramatic art, University of North Carolina

"Truly one of the most comprehensive and accessible books . . . dealing with vocal production and vocal health. Kate DeVore and Starr Cookman . . . synthesize art and science, combining therapeutic and performance techniques. The book includes something for everyone—not just the professional speaker, actor, or trainer but the simply curious as well." —Joan Lader, Voice Therapist/Teacher

Author Biography

Kate DeVore is a speaker, a therapist, and an educator who has presented workshops across America and abroad. She lives in Chicago. Starr Cookman is an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in the department of surgery, division of otolaryngology. She lives in Canton, Connecticut. Both authors are recognized as national experts in the field of voice.