About The Book

"It's a Thing" is a new original book published by the Auckland Gavel Club. The Gavel Club is a 'toastmasters' style public speaking and conversation social group run for people living with Aphasia. The Gavel Club is a joint initiative of the University of Auckland Centre for Brain Research and the University of Auckland school of Speech Science which has been helping people affected by aphasia to gain confidence, and grow their verbal communication skills since 2012.

The text of "It's a Thing" was the winning speech at the end of year speech competition for the Gavel Club in 2013, and this book has been a work in progress since then! It's such a delight to finally be able to get Ian and Cathy's words out there.

To find out more about Ian and Cathy and how they wrote "It's a Thing" check out our "About the Story" page.

At least $5 from the sale of each book (paperback or e-book) goes directly to the Gavel Club to continue their work supporting people living with Aphasia.

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