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

An inspiring 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 and onstage in a school Thanksgiving play when he first began exhibiting symptoms. By the time An inspiring story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette's found salvation in books and weight-lifting. Josh Hanagarne ...

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Title:The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family
Author:Josh Hanagarne
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Number of Pages:291 pages pages

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

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Feb 12, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

    I can't give this five stars because I don't think I loved it quite as much as my pal Robin B., but I think she would have have cranked the meter up to 6 if it was possible, and we all know everything is relative. I was thinking about this book last week as I sat in the dentist's ch...

    I admit it, I?m shallow and superficial. If I hadn?t been married for over a hundred years I could be the poster child for Match.com. Give me first dates and first dates only ? the air humming with fantastic potentialities vs leaden realities. Keep the lights down low because I d...

    Josh Hanagarne, a 6 foot 7 inch 270 pound Mormon librarian in Salt Lake City, wrote a memoir well worth reading. As he shared his struggles with Tourette's, I began to understand the unrelenting stronghold of this disorder. He shared his story with brutal honesty and a sense of humor. ...

    This is easily one of the best pieces of narrative nonfiction I've had the pleasure to read. Seldom do you come across a book that has you laughing out loud and nodding your head in empathy (or outrage ? or unease) in equal measure. Josh has taken several subjects that are typical...

    ?A library is a miracle. A place where you can learn just about anything, for free. A place where your mind can come alive.? This author bares his soul in his memoir, he tells of his life, he is six feet seven inches tall, a librarian that may stand out from many you may have me...

    This memoir was funny, heartbreaking, informative, (you learn a lot about Tourette's, the Mormon church, libraries, and weightlifting.) Josh is a courageous young man who does his utmost to defeat his demons with help from a loving, supportive family. One's own problems seem insignific...

    Originally published at Reading Reality The first chapter of The World?s Strongest Librarian should be required reading for people who want to become librarians. Especially the ones who have a completely romanticized view of what it is like to actually BE a public librarian on a d...

    I originally selected this book because it's obviously about being a librarian, something that I can relate to. However, the book is about so much more than that. John Hanagarne recalls memories of his childhood as a boy obsessed with reading who also happens to have Tourette's. In rea...

    The World's Strongest Librarian is one of few non-fiction books that really gives readers a look at not just the life of a person with Tourette's Syndrome, but also about how important close-knit families are. Written with honesty and originality, it's a great read. ...

    A 4.5. Funny, charming and heart-warming memoir by a young man with Tourette Syndrome. Josh Hanagarne is born into a close-knit and loving Mormon family (I love the mom and the dad is a real character). When Josh is in first grade, he begins to exhibit the tics associated with Tour...

    I was scrolling through my Audible library and came across a few titles I had downloaded during BOGO sales and never listened to. This was one! Disregard the main title and focus on the subtitle and you will have a better idea of what the book is about. Tourette's, yes. Including ho...

  • David
    Jul 24, 2016

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

  • Beth Knight
    Aug 03, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

    I can't give this five stars because I don't think I loved it quite as much as my pal Robin B., but I think she would have have cranked the meter up to 6 if it was possible, and we all know everything is relative. I was thinking about this book last week as I sat in the dentist's ch...

    I admit it, I?m shallow and superficial. If I hadn?t been married for over a hundred years I could be the poster child for Match.com. Give me first dates and first dates only ? the air humming with fantastic potentialities vs leaden realities. Keep the lights down low because I d...

    Josh Hanagarne, a 6 foot 7 inch 270 pound Mormon librarian in Salt Lake City, wrote a memoir well worth reading. As he shared his struggles with Tourette's, I began to understand the unrelenting stronghold of this disorder. He shared his story with brutal honesty and a sense of humor. ...

    This is easily one of the best pieces of narrative nonfiction I've had the pleasure to read. Seldom do you come across a book that has you laughing out loud and nodding your head in empathy (or outrage ? or unease) in equal measure. Josh has taken several subjects that are typical...

    ?A library is a miracle. A place where you can learn just about anything, for free. A place where your mind can come alive.? This author bares his soul in his memoir, he tells of his life, he is six feet seven inches tall, a librarian that may stand out from many you may have me...

    This memoir was funny, heartbreaking, informative, (you learn a lot about Tourette's, the Mormon church, libraries, and weightlifting.) Josh is a courageous young man who does his utmost to defeat his demons with help from a loving, supportive family. One's own problems seem insignific...

    Originally published at Reading Reality The first chapter of The World?s Strongest Librarian should be required reading for people who want to become librarians. Especially the ones who have a completely romanticized view of what it is like to actually BE a public librarian on a d...

    I originally selected this book because it's obviously about being a librarian, something that I can relate to. However, the book is about so much more than that. John Hanagarne recalls memories of his childhood as a boy obsessed with reading who also happens to have Tourette's. In rea...

    The World's Strongest Librarian is one of few non-fiction books that really gives readers a look at not just the life of a person with Tourette's Syndrome, but also about how important close-knit families are. Written with honesty and originality, it's a great read. ...

    A 4.5. Funny, charming and heart-warming memoir by a young man with Tourette Syndrome. Josh Hanagarne is born into a close-knit and loving Mormon family (I love the mom and the dad is a real character). When Josh is in first grade, he begins to exhibit the tics associated with Tour...

    I was scrolling through my Audible library and came across a few titles I had downloaded during BOGO sales and never listened to. This was one! Disregard the main title and focus on the subtitle and you will have a better idea of what the book is about. Tourette's, yes. Including ho...

    This was almost a 3.5 star book for me. It wasn't as good as I hoping it would be. I really enjoyed the parts where Josh talked about reading and what his days are like working as a librarian, but I had a difficult time connecting with him when he discussed growing up as a Morman and h...

  • Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
    Aug 19, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

  • Diane Yannick
    Jul 27, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

    I can't give this five stars because I don't think I loved it quite as much as my pal Robin B., but I think she would have have cranked the meter up to 6 if it was possible, and we all know everything is relative. I was thinking about this book last week as I sat in the dentist's ch...

    I admit it, I?m shallow and superficial. If I hadn?t been married for over a hundred years I could be the poster child for Match.com. Give me first dates and first dates only ? the air humming with fantastic potentialities vs leaden realities. Keep the lights down low because I d...

    Josh Hanagarne, a 6 foot 7 inch 270 pound Mormon librarian in Salt Lake City, wrote a memoir well worth reading. As he shared his struggles with Tourette's, I began to understand the unrelenting stronghold of this disorder. He shared his story with brutal honesty and a sense of humor. ...

  • Idarah
    Jan 25, 2015

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

  • Robin
    Jan 07, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

  • Ann
    Mar 23, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

    I can't give this five stars because I don't think I loved it quite as much as my pal Robin B., but I think she would have have cranked the meter up to 6 if it was possible, and we all know everything is relative. I was thinking about this book last week as I sat in the dentist's ch...

  • Janet
    Aug 23, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

    I can't give this five stars because I don't think I loved it quite as much as my pal Robin B., but I think she would have have cranked the meter up to 6 if it was possible, and we all know everything is relative. I was thinking about this book last week as I sat in the dentist's ch...

    I admit it, I?m shallow and superficial. If I hadn?t been married for over a hundred years I could be the poster child for Match.com. Give me first dates and first dates only ? the air humming with fantastic potentialities vs leaden realities. Keep the lights down low because I d...

  • Sooz
    Jun 01, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

    I can't give this five stars because I don't think I loved it quite as much as my pal Robin B., but I think she would have have cranked the meter up to 6 if it was possible, and we all know everything is relative. I was thinking about this book last week as I sat in the dentist's ch...

    I admit it, I?m shallow and superficial. If I hadn?t been married for over a hundred years I could be the poster child for Match.com. Give me first dates and first dates only ? the air humming with fantastic potentialities vs leaden realities. Keep the lights down low because I d...

    Josh Hanagarne, a 6 foot 7 inch 270 pound Mormon librarian in Salt Lake City, wrote a memoir well worth reading. As he shared his struggles with Tourette's, I began to understand the unrelenting stronghold of this disorder. He shared his story with brutal honesty and a sense of humor. ...

    This is easily one of the best pieces of narrative nonfiction I've had the pleasure to read. Seldom do you come across a book that has you laughing out loud and nodding your head in empathy (or outrage ? or unease) in equal measure. Josh has taken several subjects that are typical...

    ?A library is a miracle. A place where you can learn just about anything, for free. A place where your mind can come alive.? This author bares his soul in his memoir, he tells of his life, he is six feet seven inches tall, a librarian that may stand out from many you may have me...

    This memoir was funny, heartbreaking, informative, (you learn a lot about Tourette's, the Mormon church, libraries, and weightlifting.) Josh is a courageous young man who does his utmost to defeat his demons with help from a loving, supportive family. One's own problems seem insignific...

    Originally published at Reading Reality The first chapter of The World?s Strongest Librarian should be required reading for people who want to become librarians. Especially the ones who have a completely romanticized view of what it is like to actually BE a public librarian on a d...

    I originally selected this book because it's obviously about being a librarian, something that I can relate to. However, the book is about so much more than that. John Hanagarne recalls memories of his childhood as a boy obsessed with reading who also happens to have Tourette's. In rea...

    The World's Strongest Librarian is one of few non-fiction books that really gives readers a look at not just the life of a person with Tourette's Syndrome, but also about how important close-knit families are. Written with honesty and originality, it's a great read. ...

    A 4.5. Funny, charming and heart-warming memoir by a young man with Tourette Syndrome. Josh Hanagarne is born into a close-knit and loving Mormon family (I love the mom and the dad is a real character). When Josh is in first grade, he begins to exhibit the tics associated with Tour...

    I was scrolling through my Audible library and came across a few titles I had downloaded during BOGO sales and never listened to. This was one! Disregard the main title and focus on the subtitle and you will have a better idea of what the book is about. Tourette's, yes. Including ho...

    This was almost a 3.5 star book for me. It wasn't as good as I hoping it would be. I really enjoyed the parts where Josh talked about reading and what his days are like working as a librarian, but I had a difficult time connecting with him when he discussed growing up as a Morman and h...

    A quick, fun read. I learned a lot about Tourette Syndrome, Mormons, libraries and weight training. Seems a bit disjointed at times, but worth reading if you should come across it. ...

    Humour, as we all know, is so mystifyingly personal. How many times have I picked up a book declared by friends and professional reviewers to be hilarious, yet had it fail to deliver so much as a hint of a smile? Not sure. Just know it?s happened a lot. So when I picked up Josh Ha...

    Farrah -- I see you read this! I really really really liked this book. Funny, honest, fascinating, he struggles with his Mormon faith but never trashes it. I loved it so much I looked the author up on wikipedia etc afterwards to get an update since the book was written and I was so sad...

    This is not an easy book to explain to others. It?s about a lifelong love affair with books (something all GoodReaders can relate to) and the humorous travails of librarianship (an automatic homerun for all librarians, myself included). It?s about living with Tourette?s and disco...

    so i picked this up at my local public library as the 'next in line' once i finished the book i was already engaged in reading. i just meant to check it out - you know ... read the first couple of pages just to get a sense of what i had to look forward to- but three hours later i was c...

  • Colin Wright
    May 10, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

    I can't give this five stars because I don't think I loved it quite as much as my pal Robin B., but I think she would have have cranked the meter up to 6 if it was possible, and we all know everything is relative. I was thinking about this book last week as I sat in the dentist's ch...

    I admit it, I?m shallow and superficial. If I hadn?t been married for over a hundred years I could be the poster child for Match.com. Give me first dates and first dates only ? the air humming with fantastic potentialities vs leaden realities. Keep the lights down low because I d...

    Josh Hanagarne, a 6 foot 7 inch 270 pound Mormon librarian in Salt Lake City, wrote a memoir well worth reading. As he shared his struggles with Tourette's, I began to understand the unrelenting stronghold of this disorder. He shared his story with brutal honesty and a sense of humor. ...

    This is easily one of the best pieces of narrative nonfiction I've had the pleasure to read. Seldom do you come across a book that has you laughing out loud and nodding your head in empathy (or outrage ? or unease) in equal measure. Josh has taken several subjects that are typical...

  • Heidi
    Jul 25, 2018

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

    I can't give this five stars because I don't think I loved it quite as much as my pal Robin B., but I think she would have have cranked the meter up to 6 if it was possible, and we all know everything is relative. I was thinking about this book last week as I sat in the dentist's ch...

    I admit it, I?m shallow and superficial. If I hadn?t been married for over a hundred years I could be the poster child for Match.com. Give me first dates and first dates only ? the air humming with fantastic potentialities vs leaden realities. Keep the lights down low because I d...

    Josh Hanagarne, a 6 foot 7 inch 270 pound Mormon librarian in Salt Lake City, wrote a memoir well worth reading. As he shared his struggles with Tourette's, I began to understand the unrelenting stronghold of this disorder. He shared his story with brutal honesty and a sense of humor. ...

    This is easily one of the best pieces of narrative nonfiction I've had the pleasure to read. Seldom do you come across a book that has you laughing out loud and nodding your head in empathy (or outrage ? or unease) in equal measure. Josh has taken several subjects that are typical...

    ?A library is a miracle. A place where you can learn just about anything, for free. A place where your mind can come alive.? This author bares his soul in his memoir, he tells of his life, he is six feet seven inches tall, a librarian that may stand out from many you may have me...

    This memoir was funny, heartbreaking, informative, (you learn a lot about Tourette's, the Mormon church, libraries, and weightlifting.) Josh is a courageous young man who does his utmost to defeat his demons with help from a loving, supportive family. One's own problems seem insignific...

    Originally published at Reading Reality The first chapter of The World?s Strongest Librarian should be required reading for people who want to become librarians. Especially the ones who have a completely romanticized view of what it is like to actually BE a public librarian on a d...

    I originally selected this book because it's obviously about being a librarian, something that I can relate to. However, the book is about so much more than that. John Hanagarne recalls memories of his childhood as a boy obsessed with reading who also happens to have Tourette's. In rea...

    The World's Strongest Librarian is one of few non-fiction books that really gives readers a look at not just the life of a person with Tourette's Syndrome, but also about how important close-knit families are. Written with honesty and originality, it's a great read. ...

    A 4.5. Funny, charming and heart-warming memoir by a young man with Tourette Syndrome. Josh Hanagarne is born into a close-knit and loving Mormon family (I love the mom and the dad is a real character). When Josh is in first grade, he begins to exhibit the tics associated with Tour...

    I was scrolling through my Audible library and came across a few titles I had downloaded during BOGO sales and never listened to. This was one! Disregard the main title and focus on the subtitle and you will have a better idea of what the book is about. Tourette's, yes. Including ho...

    This was almost a 3.5 star book for me. It wasn't as good as I hoping it would be. I really enjoyed the parts where Josh talked about reading and what his days are like working as a librarian, but I had a difficult time connecting with him when he discussed growing up as a Morman and h...

    A quick, fun read. I learned a lot about Tourette Syndrome, Mormons, libraries and weight training. Seems a bit disjointed at times, but worth reading if you should come across it. ...

    Humour, as we all know, is so mystifyingly personal. How many times have I picked up a book declared by friends and professional reviewers to be hilarious, yet had it fail to deliver so much as a hint of a smile? Not sure. Just know it?s happened a lot. So when I picked up Josh Ha...

  • Lisa
    Jul 04, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

  • Dianne
    May 02, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

    I can't give this five stars because I don't think I loved it quite as much as my pal Robin B., but I think she would have have cranked the meter up to 6 if it was possible, and we all know everything is relative. I was thinking about this book last week as I sat in the dentist's ch...

    I admit it, I?m shallow and superficial. If I hadn?t been married for over a hundred years I could be the poster child for Match.com. Give me first dates and first dates only ? the air humming with fantastic potentialities vs leaden realities. Keep the lights down low because I d...

    Josh Hanagarne, a 6 foot 7 inch 270 pound Mormon librarian in Salt Lake City, wrote a memoir well worth reading. As he shared his struggles with Tourette's, I began to understand the unrelenting stronghold of this disorder. He shared his story with brutal honesty and a sense of humor. ...

    This is easily one of the best pieces of narrative nonfiction I've had the pleasure to read. Seldom do you come across a book that has you laughing out loud and nodding your head in empathy (or outrage ? or unease) in equal measure. Josh has taken several subjects that are typical...

    ?A library is a miracle. A place where you can learn just about anything, for free. A place where your mind can come alive.? This author bares his soul in his memoir, he tells of his life, he is six feet seven inches tall, a librarian that may stand out from many you may have me...

    This memoir was funny, heartbreaking, informative, (you learn a lot about Tourette's, the Mormon church, libraries, and weightlifting.) Josh is a courageous young man who does his utmost to defeat his demons with help from a loving, supportive family. One's own problems seem insignific...

    Originally published at Reading Reality The first chapter of The World?s Strongest Librarian should be required reading for people who want to become librarians. Especially the ones who have a completely romanticized view of what it is like to actually BE a public librarian on a d...

    I originally selected this book because it's obviously about being a librarian, something that I can relate to. However, the book is about so much more than that. John Hanagarne recalls memories of his childhood as a boy obsessed with reading who also happens to have Tourette's. In rea...

    The World's Strongest Librarian is one of few non-fiction books that really gives readers a look at not just the life of a person with Tourette's Syndrome, but also about how important close-knit families are. Written with honesty and originality, it's a great read. ...

    A 4.5. Funny, charming and heart-warming memoir by a young man with Tourette Syndrome. Josh Hanagarne is born into a close-knit and loving Mormon family (I love the mom and the dad is a real character). When Josh is in first grade, he begins to exhibit the tics associated with Tour...

  • Lou
    Feb 02, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

    I can't give this five stars because I don't think I loved it quite as much as my pal Robin B., but I think she would have have cranked the meter up to 6 if it was possible, and we all know everything is relative. I was thinking about this book last week as I sat in the dentist's ch...

    I admit it, I?m shallow and superficial. If I hadn?t been married for over a hundred years I could be the poster child for Match.com. Give me first dates and first dates only ? the air humming with fantastic potentialities vs leaden realities. Keep the lights down low because I d...

    Josh Hanagarne, a 6 foot 7 inch 270 pound Mormon librarian in Salt Lake City, wrote a memoir well worth reading. As he shared his struggles with Tourette's, I began to understand the unrelenting stronghold of this disorder. He shared his story with brutal honesty and a sense of humor. ...

    This is easily one of the best pieces of narrative nonfiction I've had the pleasure to read. Seldom do you come across a book that has you laughing out loud and nodding your head in empathy (or outrage ? or unease) in equal measure. Josh has taken several subjects that are typical...

    ?A library is a miracle. A place where you can learn just about anything, for free. A place where your mind can come alive.? This author bares his soul in his memoir, he tells of his life, he is six feet seven inches tall, a librarian that may stand out from many you may have me...

  • Janet
    Feb 02, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

  • Lisa *OwlBeSatReading*
    Jun 05, 2017

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

  • Mariah Gerlach
    Aug 11, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

    I can't give this five stars because I don't think I loved it quite as much as my pal Robin B., but I think she would have have cranked the meter up to 6 if it was possible, and we all know everything is relative. I was thinking about this book last week as I sat in the dentist's ch...

    I admit it, I?m shallow and superficial. If I hadn?t been married for over a hundred years I could be the poster child for Match.com. Give me first dates and first dates only ? the air humming with fantastic potentialities vs leaden realities. Keep the lights down low because I d...

    Josh Hanagarne, a 6 foot 7 inch 270 pound Mormon librarian in Salt Lake City, wrote a memoir well worth reading. As he shared his struggles with Tourette's, I began to understand the unrelenting stronghold of this disorder. He shared his story with brutal honesty and a sense of humor. ...

    This is easily one of the best pieces of narrative nonfiction I've had the pleasure to read. Seldom do you come across a book that has you laughing out loud and nodding your head in empathy (or outrage ? or unease) in equal measure. Josh has taken several subjects that are typical...

    ?A library is a miracle. A place where you can learn just about anything, for free. A place where your mind can come alive.? This author bares his soul in his memoir, he tells of his life, he is six feet seven inches tall, a librarian that may stand out from many you may have me...

    This memoir was funny, heartbreaking, informative, (you learn a lot about Tourette's, the Mormon church, libraries, and weightlifting.) Josh is a courageous young man who does his utmost to defeat his demons with help from a loving, supportive family. One's own problems seem insignific...

    Originally published at Reading Reality The first chapter of The World?s Strongest Librarian should be required reading for people who want to become librarians. Especially the ones who have a completely romanticized view of what it is like to actually BE a public librarian on a d...

    I originally selected this book because it's obviously about being a librarian, something that I can relate to. However, the book is about so much more than that. John Hanagarne recalls memories of his childhood as a boy obsessed with reading who also happens to have Tourette's. In rea...

    The World's Strongest Librarian is one of few non-fiction books that really gives readers a look at not just the life of a person with Tourette's Syndrome, but also about how important close-knit families are. Written with honesty and originality, it's a great read. ...

    A 4.5. Funny, charming and heart-warming memoir by a young man with Tourette Syndrome. Josh Hanagarne is born into a close-knit and loving Mormon family (I love the mom and the dad is a real character). When Josh is in first grade, he begins to exhibit the tics associated with Tour...

    I was scrolling through my Audible library and came across a few titles I had downloaded during BOGO sales and never listened to. This was one! Disregard the main title and focus on the subtitle and you will have a better idea of what the book is about. Tourette's, yes. Including ho...

    This was almost a 3.5 star book for me. It wasn't as good as I hoping it would be. I really enjoyed the parts where Josh talked about reading and what his days are like working as a librarian, but I had a difficult time connecting with him when he discussed growing up as a Morman and h...

    A quick, fun read. I learned a lot about Tourette Syndrome, Mormons, libraries and weight training. Seems a bit disjointed at times, but worth reading if you should come across it. ...

    Humour, as we all know, is so mystifyingly personal. How many times have I picked up a book declared by friends and professional reviewers to be hilarious, yet had it fail to deliver so much as a hint of a smile? Not sure. Just know it?s happened a lot. So when I picked up Josh Ha...

    Farrah -- I see you read this! I really really really liked this book. Funny, honest, fascinating, he struggles with his Mormon faith but never trashes it. I loved it so much I looked the author up on wikipedia etc afterwards to get an update since the book was written and I was so sad...

    This is not an easy book to explain to others. It?s about a lifelong love affair with books (something all GoodReaders can relate to) and the humorous travails of librarianship (an automatic homerun for all librarians, myself included). It?s about living with Tourette?s and disco...

    so i picked this up at my local public library as the 'next in line' once i finished the book i was already engaged in reading. i just meant to check it out - you know ... read the first couple of pages just to get a sense of what i had to look forward to- but three hours later i was c...

    It's very rare that I read a non-fiction book. It's even more rare that I finish it, and rarer still that I actually enjoy something not "otherworldly". Josh Hanagarne's story wasn't at all what I thought it would be when a fellow librarian book-lover recommended it to me. I was hoping...

  • Miriam Downey
    Apr 29, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

  • Don
    May 12, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

  • Carol Smith
    Jan 14, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

    I can't give this five stars because I don't think I loved it quite as much as my pal Robin B., but I think she would have have cranked the meter up to 6 if it was possible, and we all know everything is relative. I was thinking about this book last week as I sat in the dentist's ch...

    I admit it, I?m shallow and superficial. If I hadn?t been married for over a hundred years I could be the poster child for Match.com. Give me first dates and first dates only ? the air humming with fantastic potentialities vs leaden realities. Keep the lights down low because I d...

    Josh Hanagarne, a 6 foot 7 inch 270 pound Mormon librarian in Salt Lake City, wrote a memoir well worth reading. As he shared his struggles with Tourette's, I began to understand the unrelenting stronghold of this disorder. He shared his story with brutal honesty and a sense of humor. ...

    This is easily one of the best pieces of narrative nonfiction I've had the pleasure to read. Seldom do you come across a book that has you laughing out loud and nodding your head in empathy (or outrage ? or unease) in equal measure. Josh has taken several subjects that are typical...

    ?A library is a miracle. A place where you can learn just about anything, for free. A place where your mind can come alive.? This author bares his soul in his memoir, he tells of his life, he is six feet seven inches tall, a librarian that may stand out from many you may have me...

    This memoir was funny, heartbreaking, informative, (you learn a lot about Tourette's, the Mormon church, libraries, and weightlifting.) Josh is a courageous young man who does his utmost to defeat his demons with help from a loving, supportive family. One's own problems seem insignific...

    Originally published at Reading Reality The first chapter of The World?s Strongest Librarian should be required reading for people who want to become librarians. Especially the ones who have a completely romanticized view of what it is like to actually BE a public librarian on a d...

    I originally selected this book because it's obviously about being a librarian, something that I can relate to. However, the book is about so much more than that. John Hanagarne recalls memories of his childhood as a boy obsessed with reading who also happens to have Tourette's. In rea...

    The World's Strongest Librarian is one of few non-fiction books that really gives readers a look at not just the life of a person with Tourette's Syndrome, but also about how important close-knit families are. Written with honesty and originality, it's a great read. ...

    A 4.5. Funny, charming and heart-warming memoir by a young man with Tourette Syndrome. Josh Hanagarne is born into a close-knit and loving Mormon family (I love the mom and the dad is a real character). When Josh is in first grade, he begins to exhibit the tics associated with Tour...

    I was scrolling through my Audible library and came across a few titles I had downloaded during BOGO sales and never listened to. This was one! Disregard the main title and focus on the subtitle and you will have a better idea of what the book is about. Tourette's, yes. Including ho...

    This was almost a 3.5 star book for me. It wasn't as good as I hoping it would be. I really enjoyed the parts where Josh talked about reading and what his days are like working as a librarian, but I had a difficult time connecting with him when he discussed growing up as a Morman and h...

    A quick, fun read. I learned a lot about Tourette Syndrome, Mormons, libraries and weight training. Seems a bit disjointed at times, but worth reading if you should come across it. ...

    Humour, as we all know, is so mystifyingly personal. How many times have I picked up a book declared by friends and professional reviewers to be hilarious, yet had it fail to deliver so much as a hint of a smile? Not sure. Just know it?s happened a lot. So when I picked up Josh Ha...

    Farrah -- I see you read this! I really really really liked this book. Funny, honest, fascinating, he struggles with his Mormon faith but never trashes it. I loved it so much I looked the author up on wikipedia etc afterwards to get an update since the book was written and I was so sad...

    This is not an easy book to explain to others. It?s about a lifelong love affair with books (something all GoodReaders can relate to) and the humorous travails of librarianship (an automatic homerun for all librarians, myself included). It?s about living with Tourette?s and disco...

  • Gail
    Jun 20, 2019

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

    I can't give this five stars because I don't think I loved it quite as much as my pal Robin B., but I think she would have have cranked the meter up to 6 if it was possible, and we all know everything is relative. I was thinking about this book last week as I sat in the dentist's ch...

    I admit it, I?m shallow and superficial. If I hadn?t been married for over a hundred years I could be the poster child for Match.com. Give me first dates and first dates only ? the air humming with fantastic potentialities vs leaden realities. Keep the lights down low because I d...

    Josh Hanagarne, a 6 foot 7 inch 270 pound Mormon librarian in Salt Lake City, wrote a memoir well worth reading. As he shared his struggles with Tourette's, I began to understand the unrelenting stronghold of this disorder. He shared his story with brutal honesty and a sense of humor. ...

    This is easily one of the best pieces of narrative nonfiction I've had the pleasure to read. Seldom do you come across a book that has you laughing out loud and nodding your head in empathy (or outrage ? or unease) in equal measure. Josh has taken several subjects that are typical...

    ?A library is a miracle. A place where you can learn just about anything, for free. A place where your mind can come alive.? This author bares his soul in his memoir, he tells of his life, he is six feet seven inches tall, a librarian that may stand out from many you may have me...

    This memoir was funny, heartbreaking, informative, (you learn a lot about Tourette's, the Mormon church, libraries, and weightlifting.) Josh is a courageous young man who does his utmost to defeat his demons with help from a loving, supportive family. One's own problems seem insignific...

    Originally published at Reading Reality The first chapter of The World?s Strongest Librarian should be required reading for people who want to become librarians. Especially the ones who have a completely romanticized view of what it is like to actually BE a public librarian on a d...

    I originally selected this book because it's obviously about being a librarian, something that I can relate to. However, the book is about so much more than that. John Hanagarne recalls memories of his childhood as a boy obsessed with reading who also happens to have Tourette's. In rea...

    The World's Strongest Librarian is one of few non-fiction books that really gives readers a look at not just the life of a person with Tourette's Syndrome, but also about how important close-knit families are. Written with honesty and originality, it's a great read. ...

    A 4.5. Funny, charming and heart-warming memoir by a young man with Tourette Syndrome. Josh Hanagarne is born into a close-knit and loving Mormon family (I love the mom and the dad is a real character). When Josh is in first grade, he begins to exhibit the tics associated with Tour...

    I was scrolling through my Audible library and came across a few titles I had downloaded during BOGO sales and never listened to. This was one! Disregard the main title and focus on the subtitle and you will have a better idea of what the book is about. Tourette's, yes. Including ho...

    This was almost a 3.5 star book for me. It wasn't as good as I hoping it would be. I really enjoyed the parts where Josh talked about reading and what his days are like working as a librarian, but I had a difficult time connecting with him when he discussed growing up as a Morman and h...

    A quick, fun read. I learned a lot about Tourette Syndrome, Mormons, libraries and weight training. Seems a bit disjointed at times, but worth reading if you should come across it. ...

    Humour, as we all know, is so mystifyingly personal. How many times have I picked up a book declared by friends and professional reviewers to be hilarious, yet had it fail to deliver so much as a hint of a smile? Not sure. Just know it?s happened a lot. So when I picked up Josh Ha...

    Farrah -- I see you read this! I really really really liked this book. Funny, honest, fascinating, he struggles with his Mormon faith but never trashes it. I loved it so much I looked the author up on wikipedia etc afterwards to get an update since the book was written and I was so sad...

  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    Nov 17, 2018

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

  • Marlene
    May 19, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

    I can't give this five stars because I don't think I loved it quite as much as my pal Robin B., but I think she would have have cranked the meter up to 6 if it was possible, and we all know everything is relative. I was thinking about this book last week as I sat in the dentist's ch...

    I admit it, I?m shallow and superficial. If I hadn?t been married for over a hundred years I could be the poster child for Match.com. Give me first dates and first dates only ? the air humming with fantastic potentialities vs leaden realities. Keep the lights down low because I d...

    Josh Hanagarne, a 6 foot 7 inch 270 pound Mormon librarian in Salt Lake City, wrote a memoir well worth reading. As he shared his struggles with Tourette's, I began to understand the unrelenting stronghold of this disorder. He shared his story with brutal honesty and a sense of humor. ...

    This is easily one of the best pieces of narrative nonfiction I've had the pleasure to read. Seldom do you come across a book that has you laughing out loud and nodding your head in empathy (or outrage ? or unease) in equal measure. Josh has taken several subjects that are typical...

    ?A library is a miracle. A place where you can learn just about anything, for free. A place where your mind can come alive.? This author bares his soul in his memoir, he tells of his life, he is six feet seven inches tall, a librarian that may stand out from many you may have me...

    This memoir was funny, heartbreaking, informative, (you learn a lot about Tourette's, the Mormon church, libraries, and weightlifting.) Josh is a courageous young man who does his utmost to defeat his demons with help from a loving, supportive family. One's own problems seem insignific...

    Originally published at Reading Reality The first chapter of The World?s Strongest Librarian should be required reading for people who want to become librarians. Especially the ones who have a completely romanticized view of what it is like to actually BE a public librarian on a d...

  • Diane Barnes
    May 03, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

    I can't give this five stars because I don't think I loved it quite as much as my pal Robin B., but I think she would have have cranked the meter up to 6 if it was possible, and we all know everything is relative. I was thinking about this book last week as I sat in the dentist's ch...

    I admit it, I?m shallow and superficial. If I hadn?t been married for over a hundred years I could be the poster child for Match.com. Give me first dates and first dates only ? the air humming with fantastic potentialities vs leaden realities. Keep the lights down low because I d...

    Josh Hanagarne, a 6 foot 7 inch 270 pound Mormon librarian in Salt Lake City, wrote a memoir well worth reading. As he shared his struggles with Tourette's, I began to understand the unrelenting stronghold of this disorder. He shared his story with brutal honesty and a sense of humor. ...

    This is easily one of the best pieces of narrative nonfiction I've had the pleasure to read. Seldom do you come across a book that has you laughing out loud and nodding your head in empathy (or outrage ? or unease) in equal measure. Josh has taken several subjects that are typical...

    ?A library is a miracle. A place where you can learn just about anything, for free. A place where your mind can come alive.? This author bares his soul in his memoir, he tells of his life, he is six feet seven inches tall, a librarian that may stand out from many you may have me...

    This memoir was funny, heartbreaking, informative, (you learn a lot about Tourette's, the Mormon church, libraries, and weightlifting.) Josh is a courageous young man who does his utmost to defeat his demons with help from a loving, supportive family. One's own problems seem insignific...

  • Patricia
    Feb 20, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

    I can't give this five stars because I don't think I loved it quite as much as my pal Robin B., but I think she would have have cranked the meter up to 6 if it was possible, and we all know everything is relative. I was thinking about this book last week as I sat in the dentist's ch...

    I admit it, I?m shallow and superficial. If I hadn?t been married for over a hundred years I could be the poster child for Match.com. Give me first dates and first dates only ? the air humming with fantastic potentialities vs leaden realities. Keep the lights down low because I d...

    Josh Hanagarne, a 6 foot 7 inch 270 pound Mormon librarian in Salt Lake City, wrote a memoir well worth reading. As he shared his struggles with Tourette's, I began to understand the unrelenting stronghold of this disorder. He shared his story with brutal honesty and a sense of humor. ...

    This is easily one of the best pieces of narrative nonfiction I've had the pleasure to read. Seldom do you come across a book that has you laughing out loud and nodding your head in empathy (or outrage ? or unease) in equal measure. Josh has taken several subjects that are typical...

    ?A library is a miracle. A place where you can learn just about anything, for free. A place where your mind can come alive.? This author bares his soul in his memoir, he tells of his life, he is six feet seven inches tall, a librarian that may stand out from many you may have me...

    This memoir was funny, heartbreaking, informative, (you learn a lot about Tourette's, the Mormon church, libraries, and weightlifting.) Josh is a courageous young man who does his utmost to defeat his demons with help from a loving, supportive family. One's own problems seem insignific...

    Originally published at Reading Reality The first chapter of The World?s Strongest Librarian should be required reading for people who want to become librarians. Especially the ones who have a completely romanticized view of what it is like to actually BE a public librarian on a d...

    I originally selected this book because it's obviously about being a librarian, something that I can relate to. However, the book is about so much more than that. John Hanagarne recalls memories of his childhood as a boy obsessed with reading who also happens to have Tourette's. In rea...

    The World's Strongest Librarian is one of few non-fiction books that really gives readers a look at not just the life of a person with Tourette's Syndrome, but also about how important close-knit families are. Written with honesty and originality, it's a great read. ...

    A 4.5. Funny, charming and heart-warming memoir by a young man with Tourette Syndrome. Josh Hanagarne is born into a close-knit and loving Mormon family (I love the mom and the dad is a real character). When Josh is in first grade, he begins to exhibit the tics associated with Tour...

    I was scrolling through my Audible library and came across a few titles I had downloaded during BOGO sales and never listened to. This was one! Disregard the main title and focus on the subtitle and you will have a better idea of what the book is about. Tourette's, yes. Including ho...

    This was almost a 3.5 star book for me. It wasn't as good as I hoping it would be. I really enjoyed the parts where Josh talked about reading and what his days are like working as a librarian, but I had a difficult time connecting with him when he discussed growing up as a Morman and h...

    A quick, fun read. I learned a lot about Tourette Syndrome, Mormons, libraries and weight training. Seems a bit disjointed at times, but worth reading if you should come across it. ...

    Humour, as we all know, is so mystifyingly personal. How many times have I picked up a book declared by friends and professional reviewers to be hilarious, yet had it fail to deliver so much as a hint of a smile? Not sure. Just know it?s happened a lot. So when I picked up Josh Ha...

    Farrah -- I see you read this! I really really really liked this book. Funny, honest, fascinating, he struggles with his Mormon faith but never trashes it. I loved it so much I looked the author up on wikipedia etc afterwards to get an update since the book was written and I was so sad...

    This is not an easy book to explain to others. It?s about a lifelong love affair with books (something all GoodReaders can relate to) and the humorous travails of librarianship (an automatic homerun for all librarians, myself included). It?s about living with Tourette?s and disco...

    so i picked this up at my local public library as the 'next in line' once i finished the book i was already engaged in reading. i just meant to check it out - you know ... read the first couple of pages just to get a sense of what i had to look forward to- but three hours later i was c...

    It's very rare that I read a non-fiction book. It's even more rare that I finish it, and rarer still that I actually enjoy something not "otherworldly". Josh Hanagarne's story wasn't at all what I thought it would be when a fellow librarian book-lover recommended it to me. I was hoping...

    I loved this book for many reasons! The author's stories of working in the Salt Lake City public library system rang true with my own library experiences. And he articulates so beautifully the reasons that libraries are important and relevant to society. But more importantly this is a ...

  • Laura
    Aug 15, 2017

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

    I can't give this five stars because I don't think I loved it quite as much as my pal Robin B., but I think she would have have cranked the meter up to 6 if it was possible, and we all know everything is relative. I was thinking about this book last week as I sat in the dentist's ch...

    I admit it, I?m shallow and superficial. If I hadn?t been married for over a hundred years I could be the poster child for Match.com. Give me first dates and first dates only ? the air humming with fantastic potentialities vs leaden realities. Keep the lights down low because I d...

    Josh Hanagarne, a 6 foot 7 inch 270 pound Mormon librarian in Salt Lake City, wrote a memoir well worth reading. As he shared his struggles with Tourette's, I began to understand the unrelenting stronghold of this disorder. He shared his story with brutal honesty and a sense of humor. ...

    This is easily one of the best pieces of narrative nonfiction I've had the pleasure to read. Seldom do you come across a book that has you laughing out loud and nodding your head in empathy (or outrage ? or unease) in equal measure. Josh has taken several subjects that are typical...

    ?A library is a miracle. A place where you can learn just about anything, for free. A place where your mind can come alive.? This author bares his soul in his memoir, he tells of his life, he is six feet seven inches tall, a librarian that may stand out from many you may have me...

    This memoir was funny, heartbreaking, informative, (you learn a lot about Tourette's, the Mormon church, libraries, and weightlifting.) Josh is a courageous young man who does his utmost to defeat his demons with help from a loving, supportive family. One's own problems seem insignific...

    Originally published at Reading Reality The first chapter of The World?s Strongest Librarian should be required reading for people who want to become librarians. Especially the ones who have a completely romanticized view of what it is like to actually BE a public librarian on a d...

    I originally selected this book because it's obviously about being a librarian, something that I can relate to. However, the book is about so much more than that. John Hanagarne recalls memories of his childhood as a boy obsessed with reading who also happens to have Tourette's. In rea...

    The World's Strongest Librarian is one of few non-fiction books that really gives readers a look at not just the life of a person with Tourette's Syndrome, but also about how important close-knit families are. Written with honesty and originality, it's a great read. ...

    A 4.5. Funny, charming and heart-warming memoir by a young man with Tourette Syndrome. Josh Hanagarne is born into a close-knit and loving Mormon family (I love the mom and the dad is a real character). When Josh is in first grade, he begins to exhibit the tics associated with Tour...

    I was scrolling through my Audible library and came across a few titles I had downloaded during BOGO sales and never listened to. This was one! Disregard the main title and focus on the subtitle and you will have a better idea of what the book is about. Tourette's, yes. Including ho...

    This was almost a 3.5 star book for me. It wasn't as good as I hoping it would be. I really enjoyed the parts where Josh talked about reading and what his days are like working as a librarian, but I had a difficult time connecting with him when he discussed growing up as a Morman and h...

    A quick, fun read. I learned a lot about Tourette Syndrome, Mormons, libraries and weight training. Seems a bit disjointed at times, but worth reading if you should come across it. ...

  • Maria Burnham
    Oct 11, 2013

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

    I can't give this five stars because I don't think I loved it quite as much as my pal Robin B., but I think she would have have cranked the meter up to 6 if it was possible, and we all know everything is relative. I was thinking about this book last week as I sat in the dentist's ch...

    I admit it, I?m shallow and superficial. If I hadn?t been married for over a hundred years I could be the poster child for Match.com. Give me first dates and first dates only ? the air humming with fantastic potentialities vs leaden realities. Keep the lights down low because I d...

    Josh Hanagarne, a 6 foot 7 inch 270 pound Mormon librarian in Salt Lake City, wrote a memoir well worth reading. As he shared his struggles with Tourette's, I began to understand the unrelenting stronghold of this disorder. He shared his story with brutal honesty and a sense of humor. ...

    This is easily one of the best pieces of narrative nonfiction I've had the pleasure to read. Seldom do you come across a book that has you laughing out loud and nodding your head in empathy (or outrage ? or unease) in equal measure. Josh has taken several subjects that are typical...

    ?A library is a miracle. A place where you can learn just about anything, for free. A place where your mind can come alive.? This author bares his soul in his memoir, he tells of his life, he is six feet seven inches tall, a librarian that may stand out from many you may have me...

    This memoir was funny, heartbreaking, informative, (you learn a lot about Tourette's, the Mormon church, libraries, and weightlifting.) Josh is a courageous young man who does his utmost to defeat his demons with help from a loving, supportive family. One's own problems seem insignific...

    Originally published at Reading Reality The first chapter of The World?s Strongest Librarian should be required reading for people who want to become librarians. Especially the ones who have a completely romanticized view of what it is like to actually BE a public librarian on a d...

    I originally selected this book because it's obviously about being a librarian, something that I can relate to. However, the book is about so much more than that. John Hanagarne recalls memories of his childhood as a boy obsessed with reading who also happens to have Tourette's. In rea...

  • Carmen
    Jan 02, 2014

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

  • Rebecca McNutt
    Jun 01, 2016

    This book had been on my radar since its release because the title referenced most of my favorite reading subjects: psychology, neurology, and books about books! Josh is a funny, self-depracating author. I love the hilarious way he relates his childhood on through to his current thirty...

    Love love love this! Right now he's talking about going to the bookmobile and getting hooked on Stephen King books--in the fifth grade!--at least until his mother finds out. Update: A well-deserved five stars. Sorry to all of the other books I've read so far this year, but this ...

    If Mitt Romney gave you a bad taste in your mouth about Mormons, let this book be your antidote. ...

    From childhood, Josh Hanagarne always had a deep love for books and libraries. He reveres books, and reads incessantly. His favorite author is Mark Twain, which does not put him in good favor with the Mormons, in whose church he was raised. Most importantly in this book, Josh suffer...

    Audiobook #203 It's refreshing to finally read a book about healthy Mormons, but now I have the broadway show playing in my head ...

    I asked my friend-in-real-life what he thought of this book. He said, "It was boring." Good thing I ignored him and read this anyway! I loved it. Josh has Tourette's. He is Mormon and growing up in Utah. He loves books. This book is a good place to learn about the Mormon faith, Tour...

    2017 has been a really stressful year for me so far. I've faced some pretty tough obstacles and at times, have struggled with my health and happiness levels. So, like many of us readers, I get engrossed in books so I can travel around when I feel I can't really go anywhere. To date,...

    Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c... I can see it now. The librarian is doing her best to hand sell the book, The World's Strongest Librarian.: "Well, it's a memoir by a 6'7" Mormon librarian who lifts weights and has Tourette Syndrome." Uh-huh! That's...

    Disclaimer: I was NOT provided an advance review copy of The World's Strongest Librarian from Josh's publicist at Gotham Books, so obviously, they didn?t influence my review. And I?m cheap! Maybe next time Gotham? I befriended Josh on FB a few years ago because of kettlebells. T...

    "You can?t laugh and be afraid at the same time?of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." This is one of my favorite quotes, made by a man who knows funny, Stephen Colbert. I was reminded of it while reading this memoir. Josh Hanagarne has a well developed ...

    I recently read a review of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family that convinced me that this was the kind of book that I loved. And, on the surface, it really is. A combination of things that fascinate me- libraries and book...

    I can't give this five stars because I don't think I loved it quite as much as my pal Robin B., but I think she would have have cranked the meter up to 6 if it was possible, and we all know everything is relative. I was thinking about this book last week as I sat in the dentist's ch...

    I admit it, I?m shallow and superficial. If I hadn?t been married for over a hundred years I could be the poster child for Match.com. Give me first dates and first dates only ? the air humming with fantastic potentialities vs leaden realities. Keep the lights down low because I d...

    Josh Hanagarne, a 6 foot 7 inch 270 pound Mormon librarian in Salt Lake City, wrote a memoir well worth reading. As he shared his struggles with Tourette's, I began to understand the unrelenting stronghold of this disorder. He shared his story with brutal honesty and a sense of humor. ...

    This is easily one of the best pieces of narrative nonfiction I've had the pleasure to read. Seldom do you come across a book that has you laughing out loud and nodding your head in empathy (or outrage ? or unease) in equal measure. Josh has taken several subjects that are typical...

    ?A library is a miracle. A place where you can learn just about anything, for free. A place where your mind can come alive.? This author bares his soul in his memoir, he tells of his life, he is six feet seven inches tall, a librarian that may stand out from many you may have me...

    This memoir was funny, heartbreaking, informative, (you learn a lot about Tourette's, the Mormon church, libraries, and weightlifting.) Josh is a courageous young man who does his utmost to defeat his demons with help from a loving, supportive family. One's own problems seem insignific...

    Originally published at Reading Reality The first chapter of The World?s Strongest Librarian should be required reading for people who want to become librarians. Especially the ones who have a completely romanticized view of what it is like to actually BE a public librarian on a d...

    I originally selected this book because it's obviously about being a librarian, something that I can relate to. However, the book is about so much more than that. John Hanagarne recalls memories of his childhood as a boy obsessed with reading who also happens to have Tourette's. In rea...

    The World's Strongest Librarian is one of few non-fiction books that really gives readers a look at not just the life of a person with Tourette's Syndrome, but also about how important close-knit families are. Written with honesty and originality, it's a great read. ...