Craigsville author featured at book signing

Author Theresa Borrelli will sign copies of her book I Am Myself: A Woman Growing Up with Tourette Syndrome, at Bookworks in Downtown Staunton from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6.

In her book, Borrelli recounts her journey from a childhood diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome to a state of acceptance. At first, she developed an attitude that was defensive and critical of the doctors who treated her. Slowly, as a young adult, she began to assimilate, acknowledge and reconcile herself with her disorder … one that has no cure.

I Am Myself offers the reader a universal experience, relatable to the challenges that all of us face in our lives at one time or another. This is a memoir that will change your perspective on confronting and overcoming obstacles, prejudices & struggles. Her passage from a young girl to a woman, who can now foresee a brighter future, is chronicled in this inspiring and uplifting book.

Theresa Borrelli grew up in western New York and New Jersey, and now lives in Craigsville, among the Blue Ridge Mountains she loves. Among her various endeavors, she most recently taught Criminal Justice at the college level. Inspired to write I Am Myself in order to share her personal story and struggle with Tourette’s, she hopes it will help promote acceptance and understanding about the wide range of conditions, diseases and disorders that are ‘out of the ordinary’ in our society. She’s presently working on a collection of poetry as well as a children’s picture book.

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Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25.

The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

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