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Laughing at My Nightmare - by Shane Burcaw (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • 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.
  • 272 Pages
  • Young Adult Nonfiction, Biography & Autobiography

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About the Book



With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Burcaw describes the challenges he faces as a 21-year-old with muscular atrophy. While he talks 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.



Book Synopsis



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.



Review Quotes




"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.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 14-18 Years
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Square Fish
Theme: General
Format: Paperback
Author: Shane Burcaw
Language: English
Street Date: May 10, 2016
TCIN: 50464459
UPC: 9781250080103
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-3909
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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