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The World's Strongest Librarian: A Book Lover's Adventures


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A funny and uplifting story of how a Mormon kid with Tourettes found salvation in books and weight lifting 

Josh Hanagarne couldnt 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 67”, 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 Citys 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 Worlds 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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Josh Hanagarne is a librarian at the Salt Lake City Public Library. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Janette, and their son, Max.

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Hanagarne, Josh
Gotham Books
Biography - General
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