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Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse

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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. Absolutely lovelyI discovered Shane and Hannah not long ago when I stumbled upon their Youtube channel Suirmy 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 Laughing at My Nightmare Shane's previous bookIt's a very short read I finished the whole thing in less than a day It was funny and inspiring sorry for using the word inspiring I know Shane doesn't uite like it and most important educative You get answers to some of the uestion you might have about Shane while learning about SMA

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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 awkwar. A must read for everyoneI 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 deal with and Shane brings such amazing funny and heartfelt storytelling to these true life stories he shares From what it’s like eating out strangers approaching you on the street difficulties using the bathroom you’ll learn so much and have fun along the way Shane helps us see that we are than what others decide we are This is a fun uick and fabulous book I hope everyone reads Shane’s voice is one that needs to be heard A Year on the Farm (DK Readers L1) tragedy From anecdotes about first introductions where people patted him on Rain Forest Explorer (DK Readers L3) the head instead of shaking his hand The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ventriloquism to stories of passersby mistaking his able bodied girlfriend for a nurse Shane The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hearing Loss tackles awkwar. A must read for everyoneI was blown away by Afterlight the stories Shane The Complete Idiot's Guide to Raising Goats 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 The Complete Idiot's Guide to Elance to The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fondues and Hot Dips truly LIVE This book zeroes in on many stigmas people with disabilities deal with and Shane brings such amazing funny and heartfelt storytelling The No Time to Cook! Book to The Flower Book these Heart of Coal true life stories he shares From what it’s like eating out strangers approaching you on Heartland the street difficulties using Ad Women: How They Impact What We Need, Want, and Buy the bathroom you’ll learn so much and have fun along Screw You Dolores the way Shane helps us see Finding Tom Connor that we are Pete the Bushman than what others decide we are This is a fun uick and fabulous book I hope everyone reads Shane’s voice is one The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Gnostic Gospels that needs The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Gnostic Gospels to be heard

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D situations and assumptions with humor and graceOn 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. This is WOW insightful I'm glad Shane included some of his own perceptionsmisperceptions 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 Bonding Before Birth the surface Cook It Together these essays are about day Earth A Visitor's Guide: Weird, Strange, Bizarre... and True to day life as a wheelchair user with a degenerative disease but Trusted Advice Your Healthy Pregnancy they are actually about family love and coming of age. This is WOW insightful I'm glad Shane included some of his own perceptionsmisperceptions I can certainly see where if I were in his situation I might not be very open minded myself Best of luck Everlasting Covenant to you and Hannah Shane


10 thoughts on “Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse

  1. says:

    Thanks to Roaring Book Press for the free review copyI enjoyed this book a lot 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 Whereas his first book was really self centered and had the tendency to look down on other people with disabilities in order to exalt his own experience this one had a lot of great anecdotes that were then connected to the entire disabled communities and the ways that they still experience injustice and judgment In that way I think this book is eual parts humorous memoir but also a great educational resource Even if you don't watch Shane's youtube this book is uick fun and informative enough to be worth the read and you should totally give it a try if you want to read ownvoices books about disability specifically SMA or being in a wheelchair


  2. says:

    Absolutely lovelyI discovered Shane and Hannah not long ago when I stumbled upon their Youtube channel Suirmy 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 Laughing at My Nightmare Shane's previous bookIt's a very short read I finished the whole thing in less than a day It was funny and inspiring sorry for using the word inspiring I know Shane doesn't uite like it and most important educative You get answers to some of the uestion you might have about Shane while learning about SMA


  3. says:

    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 YA essay collections and this one will appeal to so so many readers


  4. says:

    A must read for everyoneI 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 deal with and Shane brings such amazing funny and heartfelt storytelling to these true life stories he shares From what it’s like eating out strangers approaching you on the street difficulties using the bathroom you’ll learn so much and have fun along the way Shane helps us see that we are than what others decide we are This is a fun uick and fabulous book I hope everyone reads Shane’s voice is one that needs to be heard


  5. says:

    I have been following Shane Burcaw on Instagram for a few years and was excited to see he has a new book out – Strangers Assume My Girlfriend is my Nurse I flew through the book on the plane excuse the pun – it was so easily readable and relateable I am loving #OwnVoices BooksShane has a blog he and his fiancé Hannah Aylward have a YouTube channel – Suirmy and Grubs – and their respective Instagram accounts are wonderful This book is a wonderful extension of Shane’s online presence Strangers Think My Girlfriend is My Nurse is Shane’s third book He writes about his body and the barriers he experiences in a self deprecating way but never with internalised ableism The book is very very funny Shane is a great writer – thoughtful and able to articulate the universal feelings of being disabled wellShane’s impairment as well as his access and care needs are vastly different to mine but I related so much to his experiences of low expectations curiosity and sheer rudeness of others He too has experienced exclusion and bullying prayers from strangers and the assumption that his life is terrible because of his visible difference Shane does a great job of explaining systemic barriers he and other disabled people experience – like the airline industry’s inability to accomodate disabled passengers well and of course the low expectations from services such as restaurants he still gets children’s menus Strangers Assume My Girlfriend is my Nurse extensively covers his relationship with Hannah Aylward who is non disabled his carer and his lover I really enjoyed this book It’s activism but not angry activism It makes learning about ableism accessible to non disabled people It models great behaviour I laughed a lot admired the writing and empathised with Shane’s exhaustion at others’ reactions to his body I think it is especially a great book for young Disabled men to see themselves and know what’s possible for them travel a career romance pride in self and also for parents of disabled kids and adults Thank you Shane – and Hannah tooRead the full review on my blog


  6. says:

    I absolutely love Shane and Hannah aka Suirmy and Grubs on YouTube so I've dying to read this book along with Laughing at My Nightmare Not only was this book a fast read but it was hilarious and inappropriate which is on par with Shane's dark humor I highly recommend this book to people who like Suirmy and Grubs or those who want to learn about SMA Not only does it take about his experience with it but he also touches on things like everyone can relate to the awkward teenage years love adulthood etc which was nice Also someone who does have a disability not SMA could relate to the things he talked about which is also nice Anyways go check out this book and Suirmy and Grubs on YouTube Also his nonprofit Laughing at My Own Nightmare


  7. says:

    This is WOW insightful I'm glad Shane included some of his own perceptionsmisperceptions 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


  8. says:

    This was funny and interesting and seemed really honest I liked the juxtaposition of humor lots of dick jokes with really personal vulnerable writing I especially liked the points he made about people treating him like he's sad or like his life must be sad when he didn't think that This didn't feel like a political book so I think it's a really accessible introduction to ableism And the funny stuff makes the deeper stuff kind of sneak in


  9. says:

    I originally debated between giving this book three or four stars I thought it was a solid 35 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 Alexa in particularand I say this as an Books employee who actively sells these devices to disabled individuals and love how accessable they make everyday activities I take for granted or just a little bit out of place with the overall theme However it has been a few days since I finished this book and today decided to change my review to five stars Mainly because I can't stop thinking about it It is one of those books that stay with you long after you've put it down I'm a firm believer in reading window books not mirror ones You want a book that gives you insight into how other people live This promotes empathy self awareness and let's face it just creates kinder people When that book stays with you days weeks even months later you know it is worth reading I loved the writing style The essays were short and concise easy to read and at some points laugh out loud amusing There are some heavier topics approached in here and things that make you look at your own life slightly different But all around it's a great read that makes you actually wish you knew Shane personally I started reading this advanced copy without any prior knowledge of who the author was or his nonprofit I ended up googling him reading his Tumblr checking out the nonprofit and watching the vlogs him and his girlfriend have up So yes the star rating has changed While it's not a full five star book in my opinion it is a solid 45 and I hope this comes in my bookstore because you can bet I'll be recommending it to people


  10. says:

    455 starsI've really been doing my best to recognize the places in which I have privilege and listen to those who may not have the privileges that I do I recognized that I really had not read much on people with differing abilities so I've been looking for stories written by and about people with different abilities than my own Not because I believe that each person that I read a story about has the responsibility to speak for their whole community but because I want to hear people's individual stories I want to listen to the stories that each person shares detailing their own personal story living their life that way that they do which is different than how I doI've watched many youtube videos and small documentaries about Shane Burcaw so when I was recommended this book I knew that I was going to enjoy it I did not expect it to be as hilarious as it was I constantly found myself cackling at Shanes wit This book definitely was a window in that window mirror or sliding glass door scenario It was funny while also allowing those who do not live Shane's life into some of the truly unfair things that he has to endure because our world is not created with those who are differently abled in mind Shane is an extremely charming person who has graced us with his story He did not have to let us into his world and explain how things are different for him However he did and I am so grateful As a person who is learning to use my privilege that I have to benefit those who may not have the privileges that I have I'm learning and growing every day Thank you Shane for helping me in my journey it's not your job to educate me but I genuinely am grateful to have had a little peek into your story and daily life It's definitely one I will be recommending for a while


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