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Book Release Celebration

Celebrate the release of Nancy Jaekle’s autobiography on Sunday, September 22, 2 – 4 pm in the SPC café!

     When people meet me and learn that I’m a journalist, they are always very curious.  They want to know where I get my ideas, how I choose my topics, and most of all how I’m able to approach the public with my disability.  After all, a journalist is a high profile profession.

     Some people have a particulare stereotype especially when one has a speech impediment.  They “assume” that the person is mentally deficient.  However in my case they are surprised to learn that I am an award winning journalist, I have a masters degree, and I just published my autobiography ”Fitting In.”

     In my book, I describe my childhood, my interactions with teachers, and my class mates.  Back in 1960, when I went to school one either sank or swam.  People were not as educated about Cerebral Palsy as they are today.  I speak of my college years as very happy and very challenging.  Choosing a career was my biggest bugaboo because I did not know where I would fit in.

     Counselors encouraged me to steer away from careers involving communication because of my speech.  However journalism chose me, and it was marvelous! I learned to overcome many of the challenges that I encountered.    Later in life I was even able to help my mother recover from her stroke.  I review all of this in my new book “Fitting In.”  Please join me on Sunday September 22, between 2-4pm at the café as we celebrate the release of my book.

Hope to see you there.

Best Wishes,


September 22, 2019


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Stow Presbyterian Church, 4150 Fishcreek Road, Stow, OH 44224, United States

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