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Front of the Class

Front of the Class

How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had

Brad Cohen with Lisa Wysocky

St. Martin's Griffin

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As a child with Tourette syndrome, Brad Cohen was ridiculed, beaten, mocked, and shunned. Children, teachers, and even family members found it difficult to be around him. As a teen, he was viewed by many as purposefully misbehaving, even though he had little power over the twitches and noises he produced, especially under stress. Even today, Brad is sometimes ejected from movie theaters and restaurants.

But Brad Cohen's story is not one of self-pity. His unwavering determination and fiercely positive attitude conquered the difficulties he faced in school, in college, and while job hunting. Brad never stopped striving, and after twenty-four interviews, he landed his dream job: teaching grade school and nurturing all of his students as a positive, encouraging role model. Front of the Class tells his inspirational story.

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Brad Cohen with Lisa Wysocky

BRAD COHEN is a motivational speaker, teacher and author, and the recipient of Georgia's First Class Teacher of the Year award. He founded a camp for children with Tourette's, and has appeared on Oprah. In 2006, Front of the Class won the Independent Publisher's Education Book of the Year Award. Brad's life is the subject of a Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie.

Coauthor LISA WYSOCKY is an author, motivational speaker, and owner of a public-relations firm.

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