by joshhanagarne on October 24, 2011

The Least You “Need” to Know About Josh

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Josh Hanagarne is a proud dad, author speaker, and librarian.

He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Yes, voluntarily.

He is obsessed with books and book culture. Speaking of, his own book, a memoir called The World’s Strongest Librarianwas published by Gotham books in 2013 and received rave review in O Magazine, The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, People, Parade, and many others.

He is nearly as obsessed with the fringe world of physical strength.

Most of the time he loves people. He is interested in helping as many of them as possible, as long as it doesn’t involve pretending he knows things he doesn’t.

All of the time he hates boredom.

He has an extreme case of Tourette’s Syndrome. He is owning it.

He loves his parents.

He likes to ask questions.

He loves big words but tries not to trot them out for casual conversation.

If you think he can actually help with something, he’d love to hear about it.



{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Paul Andrew Russell October 25, 2011 at 12:30 am

Congratulations on the new domain and website, Josh. 🙂


joshhanagarne October 25, 2011 at 12:46 am

Thanks Paul. For exciting reasons that I can’t go into quite yet, I’m not going to be updating this page very often, but it should be a good hub for people looking for all the different places to reach me.


Jennifer Bennett May 26, 2013 at 3:06 am

I saw your book review in People Magazine today! Awesome!


Carlos Kunz December 10, 2013 at 6:28 am

Mr. Hanagarne, i read your book and was seriously intrigued by your level of perseverance despite the many trials you have faced and the feeling of helplessness you had to deal with. Yet you turned your weakness into strength. Sir I must admit I became a huge fan and would like to know if I might meet you sometime. I live in St. Louis, Mo. I have friends in Provo and Salt Lake City area so I would come up there. It would be worth the trip just to meet you and shake your hand.


Heidi Moore June 29, 2014 at 4:41 am

I picked up your book at the Millcreek library and I can’t put it down. Loving it! Thank you!


Eileen O'Laughlin July 14, 2014 at 9:25 pm

I recently picked up the audio version of your book – from the library – and loved it! Your descriptions and analogies were great, and you had me laughing and near crying throughout the book. I’m looking forward to your next book!!


Warren Pugh November 10, 2016 at 7:46 pm

Sir, Hastings was closing in Logan so we meandered in and selected The World’s Strongest Librarian. Little did I know it was going to be another ‘dissertation’ on Tourettes. Retired junior high math teacher here.

I was more than relieved when throughout the book and life you have remained loyal to what has to be one of the planet’s most remarkable women, Janette.

See you in Payson.



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