Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw
  

Laughing at My Nightmare

Written by Shane Burcaw
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Synopsis

Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw

With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw 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 humour 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.

Reviews

Burcaw has spent most of his life in a wheelchair with progressively debilitating spinal muscular atrophy, but instead of soberly presenting the ups and downs of a potentially bleak existence, he pens an uplifting, laugh-out-loud memoir that calls out the absurdity of his circumstances, and the joy he finds in the everyday. --Booklist *Laughing at My Nightmare is an unforgettable memoir. --VOYA, STARRED REVIEW With snark, swagger and self-deprecation, Burcaw explains from the beginning how SMA has shaped his mission . . . With reflections camouflaged in wisecracks, Burcaw demonstrates that a little humor goes a long way. --Kirkus Reviews Burcaw's narrative will resonate with readers, who will laugh along with the funny stories, cringe at the awkward moments, and tear up at the emotionally charged parts. A poignant story that provides a fresh perspective on life. --School Library Journal *It's engaging, inspirational, and eye-opening. --Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

About the Author

Shane Burcaw is a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. He is currently a junior at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, studying English. Shane runs a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for muscular dystrophy research.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Author

Shane Burcaw
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Publisher

Square Fish an imprint of Palgrave USA

Publication date

12th May 2016

ISBN

9781250080103


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