The Voice Book

THE VOICE BOOK: Caring For, Protecting, and Improving Your Voice
by Kate DeVore & Starr Cookman
April 2020 (2nd edition) / Chicago Review Press (US)

Millions of people rely on their voices for their jobs: teachers, salespeople, lawyers, executives, doctors, entertainers, among others. A controlled voice increases self-confidence and enhances charisma, approachability, and trustworthiness. Yet an astounding 30 percent of professionals develop preventable vocal problems that could ruin their careers. And most do not know that both the quality and tone of one’s voice can be changed.

THE VOICE BOOK is a one-of-a-kind reference that will save and improve your voice, your job, and your personal life. With dozens of vocal exercises and a detailed guide to the anatomy and physiology of voice, the book covers the full range of vocal health, from protecting against hoarseness and laryngitis to expanding speaking range and enhancing voice tone and quality.

Illustrations, photographs, FAQs, and downloadable audio tracks make this updated edition of THE VOICE BOOK a must-read for anyone who wants a dependable, strong, and engaging voice.

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.


“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

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