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A Year in the Life of Touretteshero

eBook - 2013
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A witty, yet stirring firsthand account of dealing with the daily difficulties of Tourette's Syndrome-a neurological disorder characterized by physical and verbal tics-Jess Thom shares a year of her life, detailing the entire spectrum of her experiences. From arm and leg tics that can occasionally be life-threatening to uncontrollable verbal outbursts-she says the word "biscuit" an average of 16 times per minute-Jess manages with the support of a close network of friends and family, as well as encountering strangers who can be unpredictably helpful and harmful. At once funny and shocking, tender and moving, this memoir provides a courageous and optimistic voice in the face of the major challenges, leaving readers with an inspiring message of resilience.
Publisher: London : Souvenir Press, 2013
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780285642713
9780285641273
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (209 pages)
Additional Contributors: ProQuest (Firm)

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