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With his signature acerbic wit and hilarious voice, 20-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.

©2019 Shane Burcaw (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Loved it!

Well written, with perfectly timed humour. I finished it in almost a day, and found myself wishing it was longer.

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I love Hannah and Shane.

I watch these two on YouTube. The're an awesome couple. When the book was over, I wanted to hear more. Good job Shane!

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I love Shane Burcaw writing style.

I would read anything this author writes. He is an incredible story teller. This book made me laugh and cry.

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Hilarious and relatable!

10/10 for advocating for the real, daily lives of people who use wheelchairs and depend more on others for daily-life activities, all while sharing the relatable adventures of adolescents.

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WOW!! That 4 some odd hours went fast!

That's the end? Already? Those were the words I said when Audible said "Audible hopes you have enjoyed this program". This book was funny, engaging and thought provoking and had me so interested that it seemed like only an hour passed by! This is the first I have heard of Shane but will be looking to purchase his first book asap!

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  • Taylor Pearce
  • 2019-06-20

squirmy and grubs

I loved the book, Shane! I watch Squirmy and Grubs on YouTube which brought me over to Audible to listen to your book. Thank you for sharing your story and your personal life with the world.
Taylor

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-07-25

Amazing writing

I’ve learned so much from Mr. Burcaw’s writing. The way he laid bare his thoughts and feelings caused me to examine my own thoughts and feelings about my multiple sclerosis and anxiety and how I am allowing it to hold me back. I would wish him the best but it seems as if he’s already living it.
His writing is concise and honest in a way that kept me on the edge of my seat and I was sad when it ended. I will definitely make his first book my next read.

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  • PhinzPride
  • 2020-04-12

Uplifting

Loved this. I too live with a disability (CP). I so identify with struggling about being a burden. Currently just starting a new interabled relationship. So I'm excited yet terrified that my disability will eventually be too much for my partner. Love this book. I don't like to read but finished it in one sitting.

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  • Ella
  • 2020-03-18

A wonderful sequel

I highly recommend the book for fans of Shane's first book still dirty and unapologetic as hell.

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  • Grace
  • 2019-07-04

Amazing!

I am very picky when it comes to books, but this by far is one of the best!

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  • Aaron Janz
  • 2020-04-10

Great book by an awesome guy.

Shane Burcaw is a great author, an excellent youtuber, and someone whose presence in my life via silly internet videos and now two books has made my life better. He always brings a smile to my face, and it has nothing to do with his SMA. Shane has such a wonderful sense of humor that leaps off the page in his books and radiates through the screen in his videos. I highly suggest this book, his first book Laughing at my Nightmare, his YouTube channel Squirmy and Grubs, and anything else he's involved in. His uplifting positivity and humor is a great distraction from all the chaos around us every day. Stop considering buying this book and just freaking do it! haha.

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  • Chad Harpel
  • 2021-04-05

This is an excellent book

This is an excellent read if you like a good laugh and even some tears and a truly romantic story

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  • Tim Thornburg
  • 2021-03-30

Funny read

Wonderful book, just as good if not better than his 1st. I would recommend to any readers

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  • Arango Ortiz
  • 2020-11-04

great read!

I loved it, just like I love all of Shane's writing. My only critique is I feel like his books end abruptly, and seemingly out of nowhere.🤔

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  • IAteUrGrandma
  • 2020-09-01

Burcaw is the MAN

Shane Burcaw doesn’t just have a gift for story-telling. He has incredible stories to tell. Not the “inspiration porn” so maligned by the disability community, but an insightful tale of learning who you are, finding your place in the world, and learning how to love the people in your life. Who doesn’t want to read that story? Especially when it’s told so poignantly and humorously! Thanks, Shane!