September 30, 2016

Haut says he has received some criticism of book

Will sign copies in Standish and Saginaw

By James Kuch
News Editor | news@arenacindependent.com
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STANDISH — Local author and former Standish-Sterling Central High School Principal Dennis Haut said he has received some criticism about his new book “Listen to the Echo Truth & Justice Betrayed,” but that criticism is not directed at the content of the book.

“I have had people tell me they don’t like the style I wrote in, and that was it,” he said. “I decided to write in a way that eliminated commas and got rid of useless words, ‘like,’ and ‘that.’ Many older people don’t understand that way of writing.”

“Listen to the Echo” is currently available online and in 25,000 stores nationwide, and covers a number of controversial topics about Standish-Sterling Central High School, including student-teacher relationships and Haut’s battles with school administration.

Haut said everything he has written is true.

“I just wanted to share my experiences and show people what is going on in these schools,” he said.

Haut said “Listen to the Echo” uses the first names of all of the people Haut said he dealt with during his time as principal. He said he changed the last names, but kept them similar to the actual last names.

“I wanted people to know who these people in the book were,” he said. “I wanted to protect the innocent, but I also wanted people to know who I was talking about.”

Haut said he does not have a grudge against Standish-Sterling Community Schools and said he believes the district is a good one.

“My book is about the people at the school,” he said.

Haut said he will be signing copies of his book in Standish and in Saginaw.

Haut will be at Pamida in Standish from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, and will be at Barnes and Noble in Saginaw from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5.

“Listen to the Echo” debuted on Aug. 28 in paperback and e-reader formats.

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LOL. Mr. Haut says:

“I have had people tell me they don’t like the style I wrote in, and that was it,” he said. “I decided to write in a way that eliminated commas and got rid of useless words, ‘like,’ and ‘that.’ Many older people don’t understand that way of writing.”

Does he realize that he used the word "that" three other times three sentences, not including the time he says "that" is a useless word and shouldn't be used.

Thursday, October 6, 2011 | Report this

Mr. Haut claims the situations are true in his book, he claims students were not punished and there were cover ups so these students were not punished because of who their parents are.

Then why are there court records at the Arenac County Court House showing the punishment/fines/jail time these students received?

How is what he is saying isuppose to be true when there are court documents showing these students were punished?

Friday, October 7, 2011 | Report this

Oh wait, I have the answer...

The employees in the court house are all in the cover up and the documents are all false, yup that must be it!

I think the X-File reruns have clogged Mr. Haut's thought process.

Friday, October 7, 2011 | Report this

"He does not have a grudge" LOL, my this whole book is about having a grudge!!!!!

Friday, October 7, 2011 | Report this

and sometimes the truth hurts.

Friday, October 7, 2011 | Report this

Whoa.... a book-signing at the Standish Pamida. This guy has hit the big time. LOL

Sunday, October 9, 2011 | Report this

Will he be signing his book in the auto parts aisle or the ladies' underwear department?

Or maybe they'll stick him out in the vestibule next to the gumball machines. LOLZ

A "book signing" at the Standish Pamida.... hilarious!

Sunday, October 9, 2011 | Report this

Hey Buffalo, first, do you have a book to sign? Second, what else does Standish have to where there is a big enough parking lot?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | Report this

Mr Haut was the asst principle back in the late 70's early 80's for me. I was always doing something I shouldn't have been doing, He was a fair Guy with all the crap he put up with was amazing. Even when I missed an important event leading up to graduation he was not going to let me walk with my class and he had every right to not let me walk with my class, But he did knowing how much it meant to me. He was tough. But he was fair. I feel he is wrote this book to show how bad the systems are and that most of the people involved won't make the changes that need to be made. Back in the day parents didn't run into the office every 5 min looking for Justice for their Kids. When he would call home to talk to my parents it meant something. If I had gone to a public school I would have walked in the front door and out the back . Great Job Mr Haut.

Monday, October 17, 2011 | Report this

Wow! This newspaper is quite the joke. My recent post was quickly removed when I was agreeing with the author. So much for freedom of the press. They must also be under the control of the same SSC board/Administration that took down Haut.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 | Report this

MichiganMan,

If you use proper language, your posts will not be removed. However, because your post was inappropriate, it was pulled. This is a family newspaper.

If you would like to discuss this further, e-mail me at editor@ogemawherald.com

Thank you

Managing Editor

Ogemaw County Herald

Thursday, October 20, 2011 | Report this

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