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Josh: 16 Years Later

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In high school, Josh documented his life with Tourette’s Syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes uncontrollable tics and involuntary verbal outbursts. Today, Josh has overcome Tourette’s enough to become a NYC public school teacher. But it hasn’t been easy for him. Josh’s new diary is about trying to live a normal adult life with a brain that often betrays him.

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Edited by Deborah George and Ben Shapiro
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