My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Josh Hanagarne has Tourette’s Syndrome. It causes him to have uncontrollable tics. He may yell or blink or hit himself. This is a memoir of his attempts to control his disease and his love affair with books and weight lifting.
Seriously, books and weight lifting? Obviously I had to read this one. It doesn’t go into as much detail as I would have liked on the weight lifting aspect. He uses physical activity to distract his body from having tics.
This is the story of growing up with a disease that makes you do embarrassing things in public and the people who will stick with you through it.
What I’m reading now
Clovenhoof by Heide Goody
When Satan is fired for mismanagement of Hell, he is sent to live out his life in suburban England. He is horrified that no one recognizes him (let alone bows before him) and that he has to live as a lowly human.
This book had Terry Pratchett references and Doctor Who’s Rose and Ten storyline references so I’m loving it so far. Even if you have no idea what that means it is still very funny.
I found this book through BookBub. Is anyone else using this? It emails you daily with free and reduced ebooks. I’ve been picking up a lot of free books. This is the first one that I’ve read more than a few pages of but they have had some titles that I’ve read before and enjoyed on the reduced price list.