With his signature acerbic wit and hilarious voice, twenty-something author, blogger, and entrepreneur Shane Burcaw is back with an essay collection about living a full life in a body that many people perceive as a tragedy. From anecdotes about first introductions where people patted him on the head instead of shaking his hand, to stories of passersby mistaking his able-bodied girlfriend for a nurse, Shane tackles awkward situations and assumptions with humor and grace.On the surface, these essays are about day-to-day life as a wheelchair user with a degenerative disease, but they are actually about family, love, and coming of age....
|Title||:||Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse|
|Number of Pages||:||208 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse Reviews
Shane does it again
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Shane has a unique voice and writing style, and it works perfectly with his sense of humor. I laughed so hard that I woke up my sleeping boyfriend on several occasions. I’m looking forward to the third installment- just try not to wait another 5 years to publish it.
Bravo, Shane! I'm admittedly in that group of adults with SMA in the Living with M.D. group that gave you a really hard time a few years back, encouraging you to embrace disability rather than live in fear and frustration about it. This book shows that you took our advice to heart, and that you have matured into a great spokesperson for the disability community. (Note: I don't think spokesman has the same pity-inducing connotations as posterchild or some such term, so I mean what I say as a comp ...more
I discovered Shane fairly recently on YouTube, and was really sold on his sense of humour and warm and charming personality. Not only that, but his relationship with girlfriend Hannah is really lovely to watch - they have great chemistry and make a great double-act!
Since discovering ‘Squirmy & Grubs’ I’ve been desperately waiting for this book to come out, and it definitely did not disappoint. A solid 5/5, Shane’s humour comes across, his writing style is so easy to read and perfectly portra ...more
Shane Burcaw entered my radar when I read his first book, Laughing at My Nightmare , which introduced readers who were not already aware of his blog [http://laughingatmynightmare.tumblr.com] to his unique life circumstances. Living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy means that he doesn't have enough strength to tend to even his most basic needs, like bathing and getting dressed. As Shane gets older and his muscles continue to deteriorate, he loses more and more muscle function -- even in the muscle ...more
I 💜 Shane and Hannah.
Graded By: Brian
Cover Story: Covergasm
Drinking Buddy: Hell, yes
Testosterone Level: High
Talky Talk: Talk Dirty to Me
Bonus Factor: Disability
Bromance Status: Bro
Read the full book report here.
Thanks to Roaring Book Press for the free review copy!
I enjoyed this book a lot more than Shane's first one! This collection really delves into his experience with SMA and how his perception of himself has shifted from being a burden to being a boyfriend and someone who is loved. Whereas his first book was really self-centered and had the tendency to look down on other people with disabilities in order to exalt his own experience, this one had a lot of great anecdotes that were then connected to ...more
Brilliant, hilarious, and insightful essays on living with a disability. Shane's voice is a riot and made me laugh out loud numerous times. It's so nice to see more YA essay collections, and this one will appeal to so, so many readers.