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Author Talk with Michele Turk, author of What Makes Him Tic?

Submitted by elmstreetbooks on Tue, 06/04/2024 - 4:13pm


Join us on July 10th for an author talk with Michele Turk and Daisy Alpert Florin.

What Makes Him Tic? A Memoir of Parenting a Child with Tourette Syndrome describes Michele's leave-no-stone-unturned strategy to figure out what Michael needed to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally in a world where Tourette is the punchline of jokes on late-night TV and sitcoms. The memoir also provides ample reporting on Tourette, often referred to as "the most misunderstood well-known condition," and is meant to be a roadmap and inspiration for parents, caregivers, and educators of children with Tourette and other special needs.

More than a medical story, What Makes Him Tic? is a moving portrait of a family, a marriage, and a mother coping with day-to-day life amidst the stresses of caring for a boy with a stigmatizing condition. The book is also a surprising testament to the healing power of music: the memoir takes readers to Carnegie Hall (where Turk was certain she was the only parent ever to sit in the audience and wonder whether her child would curse while signing with a youth chorus onstage. It also takes readers inside bars and music venues where Michael sang, and played drums and guitar, and ultimately, found himself, as part of the School of Rock.

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Elm Street Books
35 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
What Makes Him Tic? : A Memoir of Parenting a Child with Tourette Syndrome By Michele Turk Cover Image
ISBN: 9781954907928
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Published: Woodhall Press - June 4th, 2024