The World s Strongest Librarian

A funny and uplifting story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette’s found salvation in books and weight lifting Josh Hanagarne couldn’t be invisible if he tried.

The World s Strongest Librarian

A funny and uplifting story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette’s found salvation in books and weight lifting Josh Hanagarne couldn’t be invisible if he tried. Although he wouldn't officially be diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome until his freshman year of high school, Josh was six years old when he first began exhibiting symptoms. When he was twenty and had reached his towering height of 6’7”, his tics escalated to nightmarish levels. Determined to conquer his affliction, Josh tried countless remedies, with dismal results. At last, an eccentric, autistic strongman taught Josh how to “throttle” his tics into submission using increasingly elaborate feats of strength. What started as a hobby became an entire way of life—and an effective way of managing his disorder. Today, Josh is a librarian at Salt Lake City’s public library and founder of a popular blog about books and weight lifting—and the proud father of five-year-old Max. Funny and offbeat, The World’s Strongest Librarian traces this unlikely hero as he attempts to overcome his disability, find love, and create a life worth living.

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The World's Strongest Librarian
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Josh Hanagarne
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-06 - Publisher: Penguin

A funny and uplifting story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette’s found salvation in books and weight lifting Josh Hanagarne couldn’t be invisible if he tried. Although he wouldn't officially be diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome until his freshman year of high school, Josh was six years old when he
The World's Strongest Librarian
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Josh Hanagarne
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-02 - Publisher: Penguin

A funny and uplifting story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette’s found salvation in books and weight lifting Josh Hanagarne couldn’t be invisible if he tried. Although he wouldn't officially be diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome until his freshman year of high school, Josh was six years old when he
The World's Strongest Librarian
Language: en
Pages: 56
Authors: Jeff Gottesfeld
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

A play about the power of books, muscles and human kindness. Josh (or Jo, since almost any role can be cast as male or female) is the children's librarian at a poor public library facing a huge budget crisis. He's also a power lifter, pumping iron in the library basement
The Library Book
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Susan Orlean
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-01 - Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Susan Orlean’s bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is “a sheer delight…as rich in insight and as varied as the treasures contained on the shelves in any local library” (USA TODAY)—a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries. “Everybody who
Chronic Illnesses, Syndromes, and Rare Disorders
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Marlene Targ Brill
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-04 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

In addition to providing specific information about a number of conditions that affect thousands of teens every year—Celiac, Crohns, Down Syndrome, Hemophilia, Melanoma, Multiple Sclerosis, Phenylketonuria, Sickle Cell, and Tourette Syndrome—this book also offers general advice to teens who face medical challenges in general. An invaluable resource for young adults