Talking with Josh Hanagarne, the World’s Strongest Librarian

“In The World’s Strongest Librarian (Gotham Bks: Penguin Group (USA). May 2013), his forthright, affecting, and sometimes surprisingly funny new memoir, Josh Hanagarne discloses a passion for books so great that he claims to see the rest of life as a mere break between bouts of reading. He’s a librarian at the Salt Lake Public Library who at 6’7? can reach the highest stacks, an Alice in his own Wonderland consumed with asking questions, a modestly observant Mormon with a newfound interest in evolution, and a dedicated weight lifter who launched his blog, World’s Strongest Librarian, to keep track of his progress.” (via Library Journal)

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