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The World's Strongest Librarian

A Memoir Of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, And The Power Of Family

By Joshua Hanagarne, 1977-

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.


Format: Book
Author: Hanagarne, Joshua, 1977-
Summary: An inspiring story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette's found salvation in books and weight-lifting.
Title: The world's strongest librarian : a memoir of Tourette's, faith, strength, and the power of family / Joshua Hanagarne.
Publisher Date: New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2013]
Subject: Hanagarne, Joshua, 1977- Librarians -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- Biography. Public libraries -- Utah -- Salt Lake City. Tourette syndrome
Isbn: 9781592407873 1592407870
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
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Call Number: B Hanagarne
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Bib Id: 430261

Format: Book
Author: Hanagarne, Joshua, 1977-
Summary: An inspiring story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette's found salvation in books and weight-lifting.
Title: The world's strongest librarian : a memoir of Tourette's, faith, strength, and the power of family / Joshua Hanagarne.
Publisher, Date: New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2013]
Description: x, 291 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Hanagarne, Joshua, 1977-
Subjects: Librarians -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- Biography.
Subjects: Public libraries -- Utah -- Salt Lake City.
Subjects: Tourette syndrome
LCCN: 2012037713
ISBN: 9781592407873
ISBN: 1592407870
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Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: B Hanagarne