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

by Josh Hanagarne
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Pens and Feathers
Pens and Feathers rated it 5 years ago
This book is kind of my jam. I worked at a library for 7 years while in high school and college. It was a super great job and I have some very funny memories of certain library patrons and their idiosyncrasies. I split my time between desk shifts and working in book processing. I got to see all...
Constantly Moving the Bookmark
Constantly Moving the Bookmark rated it 5 years ago
Josh was six years old, onstage for the first time in the school’s Thanksgiving play when his parents noticed he was acting a little bit strangely. Attributing it to normal six-year-old restlessness his parents didn’t really question it. It wasn’t until he was a 6’7” 20 year-old that he was offici...
In Love of Books and Friendship
In Love of Books and Friendship rated it 5 years ago
Josh Hanagarne is The World's Strongest Librarian, this is his memoir. A most heart-warming story about a boy who was different, who loved books, and who grew up in the Mormon faith. Josh began having tics when he was six years old during a school pageant but he wouldn't be diagnosed with Tourette's...
DesireesShelves
DesireesShelves rated it 5 years ago
I am SO glad that the author put Librarian in the title! Otherwise, I may have otherwise missed this gem of a book! I had a hard time putting it down. Not a lot about libraries, but there are some funny stories in there about his work. The majority of the book is about his life in general and a lot ...
lanewillson
lanewillson rated it 5 years ago
To me paradox is that place where the desires, logic and understandings of man intersect with the illogical, infinite, and divine. In that moment we see the difference between what we are capable of and what is possible, and see the miraculous. In that moment emotions flourish. Humility, awe, fear, ...
Book Candy
Book Candy rated it 5 years ago
ShelfNotes Review - Click to visit my blog post! Dear Reader, I was extremely lucky to attend a Q&A and signing by Josh Hanagarne at the Hartford Public Library. The book itself had been on my to read list for awhile and when I saw the chance, I grabbed it. Josh is extremely tall, which normally w...
lisa's reviews
lisa's reviews rated it 5 years ago
I didn't like this book as much as I thought I would, but it was a decent read, one I will happily recommend to people, especially when they ask me what it's like to work in the public library system. I have a feeling that Josh Hanagarne is very funny in person, but some of parts of his humor seeme...
SA Bodeen Reads
SA Bodeen Reads rated it 5 years ago
Oh so good....
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it 5 years ago
Articulate memoir of the disability experience, in this case Tourette Syndrome. Yet another blogger who developed a following and decided to write a book. The world's Strongest Librarian had some nice moments, but in the end was a slightly disjointed collection of anecdotes.
mtw1tter
mtw1tter rated it 5 years ago
LOVED IT.
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