It’s certainly a busy time for Jess Thom, author of the best-selling Welcome to Biscuitland, at the moment!
Just last week, Jess appeared on the Russell Howard Show to discuss all things Tourette’s Syndrome and her popular show, ‘Backstage in Biscuit Land’.
And this Sunday (15th November), Jess will make her television debut, starring in ‘Broadcast from Biscuit Land’, a special version of ‘Backstage in Biscuit Land’.
You can also read an interview with Jess about the broadcast on Disability Arts Online here.
In 2010, Jess set up Touretteshero, an organisation that celebrates the humour and creativity of Tourette’s without mocking or self-pity – it’s about reclaiming the most frequently misunderstood syndrome on the planet and changing the world one tic at a time.
Welcome to Biscuit Land follows a year in Jess’s life with all the ups and downs that go with having Tourette’s Syndrome. Educational and hugely entertaining, these excerpts from Jess’s personal blog show the whole spectrum of her experiences.
Moving, funny, shocking, tender, and inspiring, Jess’s words are courageous and optimistic in the face of the major challenges she faces.
“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 Tourette’s.”
Don’t forget to tune into BBC4 at 9pm on Sunday!
Welcome to Biscuit Land by Jess Thom (ISBN: 9780285641273, £12, available in eBook and paperback)