Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse
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 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.
Introduction. Black-and-white photographs.
JLG Release: Sep 2019
Awards & Honors
CPL Best Books - 2019
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Booklist, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books*, Kirkus Reviews
5 1/3" x 8"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Marijuana Use, Language: Strong Language, Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes
Memoirs, Disabilities, Living with a disability, Humor, Spinal muscular atrophy, Dating and relationships,