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Welcome to Biscuit Land: A Year in the Life of Touretteshero Paperback – 1 Oct 2012

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd (1 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0285641271
  • ISBN-13: 978-0285641273
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 451,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The blessed Jess Thom… who chose to embrace the condition, to be open, funny, frank, intelligent and enchantingly entertaining about it… Now she has been and gone and done and written this charming, touching and valuable book." - Stephen Fry

"Can you imagine blurting out swear words and nonsensical phrases involuntarily in public... Tourettes sufferer Jessica Thom has had to deal with all this and more since she was a child. Her struggle with this much misunderstood condition forms the focus of a moving, year-long diary." - Daily Mail

"An insider's guide to having Tourettes Syndrome." - The Observer

"Teaching the world about Tourettes... celebrates creativity and humour." - Daily Express

"Both funny and poignant and provides a fascinating insight into the life of a person with Tourettes Syndrome." - Disability Now

"A role model for people across the country struggling to come to terms with the condition...Welcome To Biscuit Land has become an invaluable resource for families coping with Tourettes." - Evening Standard

"Touretteshero is about sharing that humour with everyone to challenge misconceptions about Tourettes." - Time Out

"Her love-hate relationship with the disabling disorder Tourettes Syndrome." - ABC News

"An innovative way of challenging people's perceptions of a famously controversial and misunderstood disability... The book is made especially readable because of Jessica's affable and eloquent writing style, and her open and generous character." - Ham & High

"What it's like to have 'a barn dance in your head'." - Belfast Newsletter

"A heartfelt anthology of short musings and anecdotes that can be funny, absurd and even infuriating and sad... Jessica Thom is a unique person and Welcome to Biscuit Land is, above all, a fun and uplifting read." - The Lancet

"Jessica has with great wit and charm completely overturned my thinking about Tourettes Syndrome, and those whose lives are affected by it... Jess is an amazing narrator, she calls it as she sees it with language which is at times rich and colourful, but ultimately what shines through is Jess's personality." - Jaffareadstoo Blog

"Moving, funny, shocking, tender and inspiring, Jess's words are courageous and optimistic in the face of the major challenges she faces." --The Rose Petal Blog

She writes quite brilliantly about her daily challenges, whilst celebrating the creativity and some of the humour of the condition. --Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4

Thom (focuses) on the playfulness and creativity that the condition can foster. --The Times

About the Author

Jess has written for The Guardian on disability issues, and appeared in many TV and radio interviews. She was one of the most engaging contributors to Stephen Fry's Planet Word.

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