Laughing at My Nightmare

Laughing at My Nightmare

Book - 2014 | First edition.
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With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a "you-only-live-once" perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life threatening disease.

Publisher: New York :, Roaring Brook Press,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781626720077
Characteristics: 250 pages : illustrations


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ArapahoeKati Oct 21, 2016

One of my favorite funny and awkward memoirs.

CRRL_CraigG May 07, 2015

The last thing Shane Burcaw wants from you is pity. Though he's been in a wheelchair since age two, the young adult makes up for his lack of agency with a wicked sense of humor and the gift of sharing his surreal experiences in this hilarious and jaw-dropping memoir.

PimaLib_JaneD Mar 11, 2015

The humor makes this an entertaining read, while the frankness makes it very thought provoking. A must read for teens and adults.

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