Twist and Shout: An Awkward Life with Tourette's by Tyler OberheuTwist and Shout: An Awkward Life with Tourette's by Tyler Oberheu

Twist and Shout: An Awkward Life with Tourette's

byTyler Oberheu

Paperback | November 30, 2015

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Imagine what it would be like to wake up one morning with a disease you knew nothing about. You panic. Your family panics. Your friends wonder what’s wrong. You become known as The Sick Kid at school, and your whole life changes.

Imagine losing control of your body. You twitch and shout and are labeled a “nuisance” and a “freak.” You try a bunch of wacky remedies and advice from quack doctors. You drown yourself in drugs and alcohol because it’s an escape. And one day you try to give up on everything, including life.

I promise this book isn’t as depressing as it sounds. In fact, it can be funny sometimes (if you have a warped sense of humor). Read what it’s like to wake up with Tourette’s syndrome one day. Learn what it’s like to try pseudoscience when doctors give you answers you don’t like. Learn what it’s like to be a generally bad kid and then growing up and realizing how dumb you were. Join me and three other brave souls who have tried to get by for so long, and learn what it’s like to think of yourself as broken—when all along you were better than you’ve ever been.


Title:Twist and Shout: An Awkward Life with Tourette'sFormat:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.29 inPublished:November 30, 2015Publisher:Green IvyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:194395576X

ISBN - 13:9781943955763

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Table of Contents

ContentsAn Origin Story 4All My Problems 7Ben and the Dinosaur-Butterscotch-Pussy 38How to Be a Loser, Just Like Me! 49The Magic World of Drug Use 64Kayley's Story 72The Universe Likes You (so Please Don't Kill Yourself) 95Jeffery's Story 114My Mom Just HAD to Say This: 119In Conclusion..... 128