Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse

Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse

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-bo With his signature acerbic wit and hilarious voice, twenty-something author, blogger, and entrepreneur Shane Burcaw is ba...

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Title:Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse
Author:Shane Burcaw
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Genres:Nonfiction
Edition Language:English
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse Reviews

  • Carin
    Apr 23, 2019
    Shane Burcaw is a young man who does not see himself as remarkable, or any of the other adjectives one could use to describe him as special. He is disabled--he has spinal muscular atrophy, a condition similar to muscular dystrophy--but he has dedicated his life to showing how ordinary ...
  • Kelly
    Sep 30, 2018
    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. ...
  • Barbara
    May 27, 2019
    Having enjoyed Shane Burcaw's earlier memoir Laughing at My Nightmare and Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask about Having a Disability for younger readers, I was eager to read this one. I wasn't disappointed in this sophomore effort, which is essentially a collection of 23 e...
  • Jamie Olson
    Jun 14, 2019
    Good, just not as good as Shane?s first book. ...
  • Alicia
    Nov 12, 2018
    Burcaw continues to document his life for readers with delight, humor, and the kind of TMI that endears him to us as readers- even this title is just as humorous as it is hard. Burcaw shows, tells, and everything in between with what it's like to have muscular atrophy and even at times...
  • Lisa
    Jul 05, 2019
    Shane Burcaw tells the continuation of his story in this followup to his 2014 humorous memoir "Laughing at my Nightmare." With his signature funny perspective and well written descriptions of the situations he finds himself in, his 2nd novel is a collection of essays demonstrating that...
  • Sally Kruger
    Jun 18, 2019
    Shane Burcaw's new collection of essays continues to follow Shane's adventures as he shares what it's like to live with SMA. He is the successful creator of a non-profit organization that provides specialized equipment for people with disabilities. He is also the host of a blog called ...
  • May
    Jul 08, 2019
    I love Shane's sense of humor! This is a quick-paced book filled with anecdotes about his life that are funny, heart-warming, and at times utterly frustrating: if you're able-bodied, you don't know the struggles of flying with a wheelchair, and reading that chapter will (should!) fill ...
  • Jamie Ramsey
    Jul 05, 2018
    I originally debated between giving this book three or four stars. I thought it was a solid 3.5 and decided to up it to four because there were some really hilarious and eye opening essays. My hesitation came with a few of them reading like they were paid advertisments (the chapter on ...
  • Alisha
    Apr 30, 2019
    I feel like Ive been waiting ages for this book it was well worth it. I absolutely loved it! So much so, I read it in one sitting! I first read something by Shane late last year and automatically loved his story telling because I was able to relate to so many of the stories he told liv...
  • Tracy
    Sep 07, 2018
    This is WOW insightful. I'm glad Shane included some of his own perceptions/misperceptions. I can certainly see where if I were in his situation, I might not be very open minded myself. Best of luck to you and Hannah, Shane! ...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    May 13, 2019
    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. W...
  • Cara
    May 01, 2019
    Having been a follower of Shane Burcaw's YouTube chanel Squirmy and Grubs (which he creates with girlfriend Hannah Aylward) for some time, I was excited for the release of Burcaw's newest book Strangers Assume My Girlfriend is My Nurse. Fellow followers of Burcaw's chanel or written wo...
  • Forever Young Adult
    Apr 23, 2019
    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. ...
  • Sarah K
    Nov 24, 2018
    A must read for everyone! I was blown away by the stories Shane tells of what it?s like living with spinal muscular atrophy. And honestly not just what it?s like living with SMA but what it means to truly LIVE. This book zeroes in on many stigmas people with disabilities dea...
  • Allie
    Jun 25, 2019
    Even better than the last one. Shane is an insanely positive and funny person, and Hannah is the same way. Neither of them come across as "just look on the bright side" kind of people though---his writing is just levelheaded and more about contentedness. They complement each other s...
  • Alyssa White
    May 02, 2019
    Shane Burcaw's third novel is simply his best to date. This collection of personal essays is genuinely funny, informative, sweet, and intelligent. I loved being more educated about Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and thought Burcaw's writing style and personality have become significantl...
  • Chrissie Morrison
    Feb 28, 2019
    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...
  • Andy
    Apr 03, 2019
    I ? Shane and Hannah. ...
  • Natalia
    Apr 25, 2019
    Disclaimer: (I received this ARC from Net Galley. My opinions are unbiased and my own) Fact number one: Shane Burcaw is funny! I really love that right from the beginning of this book we can get a feel for who he is, realistic and downright relatable. It is one of the things tha...
  • Emily
    May 07, 2019
    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...
  • Elizabeth Sagan
    May 02, 2019
    Absolutely lovely! I discovered Shane and Hannah not long ago when I stumbled upon their Youtube channel (Squirmy and Grubs and if you haven't checked it out oh my God please do) and I fell in love with their spirit. When I heard about SAMGIMN I knew I had to have it (as well as Lau...
  • Rebecca L.
    May 08, 2019
    I eagerly awaited the release of this book and I wasn?t disappointed. Burcaw has a great message and he has greatly matured since his first book was released. I?m rooting for him and Hannah and I?m so glad they are providing a strong voice within the disability community. Shane?...
  • Brooke Gaubert
    May 01, 2019
    After following Shane's adventures on YouTube, I just knew I had to pick up one of his books. As someone who struggles with being content in my own life sometimes - I seem to always search for people/things that will bring life back into perspective. This book does just that. Shane's ...
  • Natalie Gregory
    Jan 08, 2019
    This book is hilarious! Shane has uses humor and authenticity to show that he is "just as funny, intelligent, sexy, hardworking, adventurous and successful as anyone else." ...
  • Shonna
    May 15, 2019
    Shane and Hannah are one of my favorite couples of all time, second only to maybe Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard. I love their Youtube channel v. much. So I already knew I was going to love this book, and it delivered! Many laugh-out-loud moments, and it's so helpful to read from the per...
  • Carly Findlay
    Jul 20, 2019
    I have been following Shane Burcaw on Instagram for a few years and was excited to see he has a new book out ? Strangers Assume My Girlfriend is my Nurse. I flew through the book on the plane (excuse the pun!) ? it was so easily readable, and relateable. I am loving #OwnVoices Book...
  • Kait Vanderlaan
    Jun 22, 2019
    Shane Burcaw, a young adult with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, shares personal stories about living with a disability. Shane infuses humor into his stories and discusses the importance of laughing at situations that don?t go as planned. Each chapter is brief and there isn?t always a flo...
  • L3nda
    Jun 30, 2019
    I am a woman living a wonderful life with muscular dystrophy.. I loved the way Shane differentiates coping with humor and using humor as a wall. I feel the difference when I?m healthy vs. struggling. I also appreciate the way he puts into words the wanting to do all I can while I ...
  • B220
    Feb 02, 2019
    In a follow up to his initial memoir, Laught at my Nightmare, Shane Burcaw brings readers up to date with where he is now and how his outlook on life has changed over the years. Living with a degenerative muscular disease brings many struggles, but through a dark, sarcastic humor Shane...