Twitch and Shout

Twitch and Shout A Touretter's Tale HANDLER, Lowell

The remarkable memoir of a Touretter's journey of self-discovery-now back in print! Lowell Handler has Tourette's syndrome, a disorder characterized by exaggerated facial tics, sudden jerking movements of the body and limbs, and explosive public outbursts, usually in the form of expletives and racial epithets. Although he is a successful and acclaimed photojournalist, Handler has often seen himself as an outsider-a social outcast. With courage and candor, he recalls the difficulties he suffered growing up, the confusion he experienced when doctors misdiagnosed his bizarre behavior as a psychological aberration, and finally how, restless and despairing, he embarked on a quest for answers. In Twitch and Shout, Handler sets out, camera in hand, on a journey through less than savory parts of America. From a transvestite bar in Tampa to a flophouse in New Orleans to a community health center in New York, he meets a variety of people who, like himself, don't conform to the standards of conventional society. With a keen eye for detail and an acute sense of humor, this memoir perfectly captures the unique and unforgettable life of a Touretter.
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Specificaties

ISBN
9780816644513
Uitgever
University of Minnesota Press
Druk
1e
Verschenen
01-01-2004
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
256 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Geneeskunde

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