The World's Strongest Librarian

A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength and the Power of Family

I've been reading some pretty heavy books lately. (Does that make me strong?)
The World's Strongest Librarian has some heavy moments, but they are written in a light hearted, heart-warming, amusing way. (That's a gift)
Though Hanagarne was writing specifically about librarians, this grabbed me being the voracious reader and library addict that I am,  
“As a breed, we’re the ultimate generalists. I’ll never know everything about anything, but I’ll know something about almost everything.”
Yep, that's me.
I was hooked to his amusing librarian anecdotes, his truthful interactions with the Mormon faith, his frustrating battle with Tourette's, his endearing and enduring love for his family, and most importantly his love of Twain, Vonnegut and King (as in in Stephen).

Tourette's sucks.
It's hard to make a buck
when you scream, itch and bitch for no apparent reason.
It's not just for a season,
it's everyday,
and body, mind, and spirit pay.
Something is broken, 
but don't give a token
of pity
I don't deserve.
I have the nerve 
to live to the full.
Don't give me any bull.
Love me for who I am
and who I was made to be
A strong man able to carry the heavy.

Okay, so apparently I'm on a rhyming poetry roll. 
This flew out of my head in about five seconds. Perhaps, I should have taken ten more seconds on it, but I'm trying to be brave and share what's going on inside this very full, "I’ll never know everything about anything, but I’ll know something about almost everything" brain of mine.
My hope is to honor Hanagarne and any one with Tourette's.

Are you a generalist on everything or an expert at something?



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