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The World's Strongest Librarian

A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family
Hanagarne, Josh (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The World's Strongest Librarian

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The story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette's found salvation in books and weight-lifting.
Authors: Hanagarne, Josh, 1977-
Title: The world's strongest librarian
a memoir of Tourette's, faith, strength, and the power of family
Publisher: New York, New York :, Gotham Books,, [2013]
Characteristics: x, 291 pages ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Joshua Hanagarne
Summary: The story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette's found salvation in books and weight-lifting.
ISBN: 9781592407873
Branch Call Number: 020.92 H2337w 2013
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Report This Jan 29, 2014
  • ser_library rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

i learned about Tourette Syndrome and enjoyed the comments on life in a public library

Report This Dec 25, 2013
  • bibliotechnocrat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

921 - damn fine autobiography. A giant (613.7) Mormon (289.3) with Tourette's (616.83) becomes a librarian (021.65).... Say what? Sounds like the opening line of a joke, but the pages turn themselves in this compelling book. Raised in a Mormon household, the book-obsessed author learns to value family and faith. But beyond support and care, his family cannot offer much help with the alien landscape of Tourette Syndrome. And, as he matures, his faith becomes less an anchor than an albatross. Hanagarne discovers that weights and strength training can be used as a way to control the symptoms of his disease, and so becomes the world's strongest librarian. His journey takes him to unexpected places and to interactions with unexpected people. I love the autistic Air Force Sergeant who bends horse shoes and who teaches Hanagarne to ask questions. It's a story of hope and love. Don't miss it.


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