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“This book is a must-read for anyone with Tourette Syndrome.”


–– Brad Cohen, author of Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had

“Michele’s firsthand narrative captivates your attention from the very first page and allows you to come face-to-face with what is quite possibly the most misunderstood disability on the planet.”


–– Aidy Smith, Tourette Association of America Global Ambassador

In What Makes Him Tic? A Memoir of Parenting a Child with Tourette Syndrome, Michele blends firsthand experience raising a child with Tourette with useful information on how her son was able to ameliorate his symptoms, accept his condition and learn to thrive in a world where Tourette syndrome is the butt of jokes and late-night TV shows.

Woodhall Press | Now available wherever books are sold

Meet Michele

Michele Turk has worked as a journalist for three decades, covering parenting, health, and education. Her articles and essays have appeared in BusinessWeek, Parents, Parenting, the Hartford Courant, Elle, USA Weekend, The Washington Post, Brain, Child, and Next She has served as president of the Connecticut Press Club since 2015. Turk lives with her husband, Russ, in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

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