Laughing at My Nightmare

 Image description: Book cover for Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw. The photograph is of the author in his motorized wheelchair. He is making a stunned face and there's a speech bubble containing the expletive $hi#!

Author: Shane Burcaw

Publisher: Square Fish

List price: $10.99

Summary: 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.