With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw’s Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-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.
Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Disasters and Tragedies, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Regrets, Relationships, Social Skills, Teachers and Mentors, Therapy, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be
Author: Shane Burcaw
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publishing Date: 2014-10-14