• Laughing at My Nightmare

  • By: Shane Burcaw
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 14-10-2014
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (1 rating)

Publisher's Summary

With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a 21-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.
©2014 Shane Burcaw (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Abby Goldsmith on 09-11-2014

Insightful and unflinchingly honest

This book will stay in my mind for a long time. I want to thank Shane Burcaw for his unflinching honesty about painful and intimate parts of his life. I've read a number of memoirs/autobiographies, and I don't think I've seen this level of honesty before. He's willing to discuss his insecurities, his deepest fears, his shortcomings--and also his hopes, and the people he loves--all made fascinating through the lens of a debilitating disease that affects not only him, but also his family and friends.

I'm researching SMA for a series of science fiction books I'm writing. This memoir fulfilled my research needs and then some. I feel as if I have a much better understanding of what this disease is about and how it affects those who have it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ann Peters on 16-05-2017

Amazing book!

Tender, touching, funny and true. This well written book will change you. I recommend it highly.

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