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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Lindsay
    May 01, 2019
    Shane outlines & speaks from experience about why society?s most commonly hens perception of the disabled must change: we needn?t automatically pity Ipeople with disabilities without knowing the other details of their life, and it?s important to realize that at the end of the...
  • 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...
  • Kristin Nerone
    May 03, 2019
    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 ...
  • 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...
  • Caitlin
    May 03, 2019
    Shane is amazing, point blank. Not because of the cards he was dealt but because of what he saw in the cards. This book offers glimpses into his life that will leave you pondering your reactions to the happenings in your life. This book is riddled with humor and beautiful world views. ...
  • Luisa Beguiristain
    Sep 15, 2018
    Disclaimer: Read in ARE as an employee of Macmillan. Opinions my own. Shane?s most recent collection of essays is all at once laugh-out-loud funny and thoughtful, with rare moments that make you reach for some tissues. As someone close in age to Shane, I found myself thinking, Ye...
  • 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...
  • Laura
    May 04, 2019
    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 discoverin...
  • 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...
  • Samantha Phillis
    May 09, 2019
    This book means a great deal to me because I have had two children with SMA. It gives me hope that my Nora can someday have what Shane has, even with her disability. Shane discusses many issues that face individuals with special needs, and those with interabled relationships. He do...
  • Pam
    Dec 21, 2018
    Read an e-arc from NetGalley. Shane has a disability, and arms himself with humor. He is pretty open about his life: he needs a special car seat to hold up his head, he keeps a straw nearby to scratch itches, he uses a floaty neck brace to keep his head up above the bath water. And he...
  • 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." ...
  • Mandi
    May 22, 2019
    YOU NEED TO READ!! This is an absolute must read of all time funny but so real hits the emotions of living with a disability right on. I haven?t read his first book yet but I just ordered it yesterday and I can?t wait to read it. I know I know I?m reading them out of order but wh...
  • Julia
    Apr 30, 2019
    I read this in one sitting as I couldn?t put it down. Having watched Shane on YouTube I knew roughly what to expect in terms of humour and I wasn?t disappointed. The narrative voice cracked me up throughout, and I feel I learnt a lot about disability and issues that hadn?t occurr...
  • 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...
  • 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...