Welcome To Biscuit Land: A Year In The Life Of Touretteshero

Paperback | April 1, 2013

byJessica ThomForeword byMrs Stephen Fry

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A witty, yet stirring firsthand account of dealing with the daily difficulties of Tourette's Syndrome—a neurological disorder characterized by physical and verbal tics—Jess Thom shares a year of her life, detailing the entire spectrum of her experiences. From arm and leg tics that can occasionally be life-threatening to uncontrollable verbal outbursts—she says the word “biscuit” an average of 16 times per minute—Jess manages with the support of a close network of friends and family, as well as encountering strangers who can be unpredictably helpful and harmful. At once funny and shocking, tender and moving, this memoir provides a courageous and optimistic voice in the face of the major challenges, leaving readers with an inspiring message of resilience.

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A witty, yet stirring firsthand account of dealing with the daily difficulties of Tourette's Syndrome—a neurological disorder characterized by physical and verbal tics—Jess Thom shares a year of her life, detailing the entire spectrum of her experiences. From arm and leg tics that can occasionally be life-threatening to uncontrollable ...

Jess Thom studied drawing at Camberwell College of Art, works as the project coordinator at Oasis Children’s Venture in South London, and writes her daily blog www. touretteshero.com. Stephen Fry is an actor, a screenwriter, a comedian, and a director who is well known for his collaborations with Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.25 × 0.4 inPublished:April 1, 2013Publisher:Souvenir PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0285641271

ISBN - 13:9780285641273

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