The World's Strongest Librarian

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

 Josh Hanagarne is The World's Strongest Librarian, this is his memoir. A most heart-warming story about a boy who was different, who loved books, and who grew up in the Mormon faith. Josh began having tics when he was six years old during a school pageant but he wouldn't be diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome until he was twenty while serving his mission through the Mormon church.


After the tics progressively worsened and desperately seeking relief Josh tried chiropractic treatment, antipsychotic drugs and even Botox treatment in order to paralyze his vocal cords that left him speaking in a whisper for years. All this to no avail.


In spite of his vast struggle to live normally, he does marry, has a child, holds a job at the Salt Lake City library and continued his studies to earn a college degree. All through his life's challenge he is surrounded by the unwavering love and support of his family, and such devoted parents who made all the difference in this man's life.


Josh tells his inspirational story with such humor, emotion and honesty it will make you wish you would find him in your own public library just to shake his hand. This is a book for everyone and that anyone would enjoy because Josh Hanagarne is so multi-faceted there is something everyone can relate to in this book. I will be recommending this one far and wide.