Laughing at My Nightmare


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.--from the publisher

272 pages         978-1250080103 (Paperback)             Ages 14 and up

Editor's Note:  Author information:   "Hello, I'm Shane Burcaw. I'm 26 years old, and I have a disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. I have been in a wheelchair since I was two. I love to laugh, and my life is pretty funny. Allow me to share..."---from Shane Burcaw's website "Laughing at My Nightmare"

Sequel: Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having A Disability; Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse (April 2019)

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