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 chanced on salvation in books and weight-lifting

Josh Hanagarne couldn’t be invisible if he attempted. even though he wouldn’t formally be clinically determined with Tourette Syndrome till his freshman 12 months of highschool, Josh was once six years outdated and onstage in a college Thanksgiving play whilst he first all started showing indicators. by the point he used to be twenty, the younger Mormon had reached his towering grownup peak 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 illness, 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 endured to marry and earn a level in Library technology. eventually, an eccentric, autistic strongman—and former Air strength Tech Sergeant and protect at an Iraqi prison—taught Josh the way to “throttle” his tics into submission via strength-training.

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

The World’s most powerful Librarian illuminates the mysteries of this little-understood sickness, in addition to the very diversified worlds of strongman education and smooth libraries. With humor and candor, this not likely hero strains his trip to beat his incapacity— and navigate his wavering Mormon faith—to locate love and create a lifestyles worthy residing.

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