An inspiring story of how a Mormon kid with Touretteâ€™s found salvation in books and weight-lifting Josh Hanagarne couldnâ€™t be invisible if he tried. Although he wouldnâ€™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 he was twenty, the young Mormon had reached his towering adult height of 6â€™7â€ť whenâ€”while serving on a mission for the Church of Latter Day Saintsâ€”his Touretteâ€™s tics escalated to nightmarish levels. Determined to conquer his affliction, Josh underwent everything from quack remedies to lethargy-inducing drug regimes to Botox injections that paralyzed his vocal cords and left him voiceless for three years. Undeterred, Josh persevered to marry and earn a degree in Library Science. At last, an eccentric, autistic strongmanâ€”and former Air Force Tech Sergeant and guard at an Iraqi prisonâ€”taught Josh how to â€śthrottleâ€ť his tics into submission through strength-training. Today, Josh is a librarian in the main branch of Salt Lake Cityâ€™s public library and founder of a popular blog about books and weight liftingâ€”and the proud father of four-year-old Max, who has already started to show his own symptoms of Touretteâ€™s. The Worldâ€™s Strongest Librarian illuminates the mysteries of this little-understood disorder, as well as the very different worlds of strongman training and modern libraries. With humor and candor, this unlikely hero traces his journey to overcome his disabilityâ€” and navigate his wavering Mormon faithâ€”to find love and create a life worth living.