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Laughing at My Nightmare

By Shane Burcaw

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Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 May 2016
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.

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An irreverently funny debut YA memoir that takes an honest and raw look at an average guy with a net-so-average disability.

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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"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" "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" *"It's engaging, inspirational, and eye-opening." - "Publishers Weekly, " STARRED REVIEW "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 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. PublishersWeekly, STARREDREVIEW" 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" 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"" "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"

EAN: 9781250080103
ISBN: 125008010X
Publisher: Square Fish
Dimensions: 21 x 13.9 x 1.8 centimetres (0.23 kg)
Age Range: 10-14 years
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