The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family

The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family

Josh Hanagarne


An inspiring tale of ways a Mormon child with Tourette’s came across salvation in books and weight-lifting

Josh Hanagarne couldn’t be invisible if he attempted. even if he wouldn’t formally be clinically determined with Tourette Syndrome till his freshman 12 months of highschool, Josh was once six years previous and onstage in a college Thanksgiving play whilst he first started showing signs. by the point he was once twenty, the younger Mormon had reached his towering grownup top of 6’7” when—while serving on a project for the Church of Latter Day Saints—his Tourette’s tics escalated to nightmarish degrees.

Determined to overcome his disease, Josh underwent every little thing from quack treatments to lethargy-inducing drug regimes to Botox injections that paralyzed his vocal cords and left him unvoiced for 3 years. Undeterred, Josh continued to marry and earn a level in Library technological know-how. eventually, an eccentric, autistic strongman—and former Air strength Tech Sergeant and protect at an Iraqi prison—taught Josh tips on how to “throttle” his tics into submission via strength-training.

Today, Josh is a librarian mostly department of Salt Lake City’s public library and founding father of a favored weblog approximately books and weight lifting—and the proud father of four-year-old Max, who has already began to exhibit his personal indicators of Tourette’s.

The World’s most powerful Librarian illuminates the mysteries of this little-understood affliction, in addition to the very diverse worlds of strongman education and sleek libraries. With humor and candor, this not going hero lines his trip to beat his incapacity— and navigate his wavering Mormon faith—to locate love and create a existence worthy dwelling.

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