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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. New Read Laughing at My Nightmare [ By ] Shane Burcaw [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. I was able to get an advanced copy of this book through netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion Being a person with MD, I could relate to many of the things Shane discussed in his book While I am still able to do many things for myself I do have to rely on other people for help sometimes and know how frustrating it is I also deal with people staring bec...

  2. Twenty one year old Shane Burcaw s acerbic, raunchy, cussing look at life from a person with a debilitating disease, is written to teenagers with an authentic voice and good message, but it is flawed by its negative stereotype and insensitivity toward people that suffer from mental challenges Shane is only affected physically and ironically he perpetuates stereotypes in his comments about those with mental disabilities Shane is a courageous kid who uses humor to deal with his spinal muscular a Twenty one year old Shane Burcaw s acerbic, raunchy, cussing look at life from a person with a debilitating disease, is written to teenagers with an authentic voice and good message, but it is flawed by its negative stereotype and insensitivity toward people that suffer from mental challenges Shane is only affected physically and ironically he perpetuates stereotypes in his comments about those with mental disabilities Shane is a courageous kid who uses humor to deal with his spinal muscular atrophy, a disease that causes the muscles to waste away He weighs about sixty pounds and shows how he has slowly lost control of the muscles that help him hold his head up, chew, and talk He has never walked and relies on others to help him every day, but this doesn t keep him from living a full life He reveals in his biography how he has made friends and lived as normal a life as possible playing sports, dating, a...

  3. Got this from Netgalley So, first I have to say that this book would definitely be rated R for profanity and some sexual situations As a middle aged Mormon pediatric nurse with five kids, this is not particularly my cup of tea Despite those things, I loved this book for it s message of using humor and optimism to enjoy life and be thankful for it no matter what your circumstance Shane was born with spinal muscular atrophy, which is when the ...

  4. This book was hilarious, and I cannot fathom how Shane stays so upbeat and positive when he is living with such a life threatening disease spinal muscular atrophy He is such an inspiration for people who have many hardships in their lives For any of you who are wondering, this is a real life autobiography written by Shane Burcaw Shane has his own blog as well as half a million followers Again, this book was hilarious, and I found myself laughing out loud at a lot of the parts However, thi This book was hilarious, and I cannot fathom how Shane stays so upbeat and positive when he is living with such a life threatening disease spinal muscular atrophy He is such an inspiration...

  5. Really, 2.5 stars Oh Goodreads, when will you give us the half star option.I started out really liking this book Burcaw s philosophy of will this matter ten years from now and is there anything I can do about it echoes things I try to pound into my students skulls And I was really excited to potentially share this book with them.ButThen I hit the chapters about the bus and the PE class I m not sure why to include the chapter about the kids on the bus, other than to mock them for biza Really, 2.5 stars Oh Goodreads, when will you give us the half star option.I started out really liking this book Burcaw s philosophy of will this matter ten years from now and is there anything I can do about it echoes things I try to pound into my students skulls And I was really excited to potentially share this book with them.ButTh...

  6. I loved this very honest, if not raw autobiography of Shane Burcaw who is living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy He details a life of very funny moments balanced by those scary, real life moments for a person living with this disease His approach to life is refreshing I would love to put this book in the hands of my mature middle school readers who seem to carry the weight of their problems and family problems around with them every day He asks himself one question when he begins to worry about I loved this very honest, if not raw autobiography of Shane Burcaw who is living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy He details a life of very funny moments balanced by those scary, real life moments for a person living with this disease His approach to life is refreshing I would love to put this book in the hands of my mature middle school readers who seem to carry the weight of their problems and family problems around with them every day He asks himself one question when he begins to worry about a problem Will his life be irreparably or negatively changed because of this problem Shane has a blog where he writes about his life as well as a non profit aptly called Laughing at my Nightmare I love the part in this autobiography where he describes how he started his blog and writes about one of his first blog posts I will use this as a read aloud as we kick off our own blogs in my middl...

  7. It took me a few days to let this one marinate before writing a review I know that my opinion of it is different than most others here on goodreads, but it left a sour taste in my mouth Shane and friends considers himself to be a champion for disabled people, a breath of fresh air, etc But throughout the book, he reiterates that he does not like other disabled people In fact, they sicken him After a little internet searching, I found that the feeling is mutual His fresh air actually wo It took me a few days to let this one marinate before writing a review I know that my opinion of it is different than most others here on goodreads, but it left a sour taste in my mouth Shane and friends considers himself to be a champion for disabled people, a breath of ...

  8. This will certainly be the most usual YA in your collection The author, 21 years young, has spinal muscular atrophy SMA and has been wheelchair bound all of his life He started a blog and, the Internet being the wonderful world that it is, the blog took off Why Shane Burcaw has a sense of humor, AND he puts his predicament in perspective.For some, the book might cross well into TMI territory you know, way too much information, from the logistics of peeing and pooping to the quest for a This will certainly be the most usual YA in your collection The author, 21 years young, has spinal muscular atrophy SMA and has been wheelchair bound all of his life He started a blog and, the Internet being the wonderful world that it is, the blog took off Why Shane Burcaw has a sense of humor, AND he puts his predicament in perspective.For some, the book might cross well into TMI territory you know, way too much information, from the logistics of peeing and pooping to the quest for a...

  9. Okay, I wasn t going to review this book, but several days after reading it I still feel aggravated, so I m going to reduce my review by a star and say why.I d probably have liked this book if the author wasn t a jerk Now, I m an equal opportunity jerk hater, so his disability shouldn t enter into it But the way he treats other people, particularly the other kids he s been in close contact with who have mental disability, place him squarely in the douchebag category that I reserve for people Okay, I wasn t going to review this book, but several days after reading it I still feel aggravated, so I m going to reduce my review by a star and say why.I d probably have liked this book if the author wasn t a jerk Now, I m an equal opportunity jerk hater, so his disa...

  10. None of us are normal I have a diseas that s causing my muscles to waste away I don t know if I l be alive in ten years I m afraid to die There are tons of annoying, aggravating, onoxious, and difficult things about living with SMA But you know what Life is still f ing awesome Every single one of us has problems That s part of being alive ...