Oh Goodreads, when will you give us the half-star option. Shane is truly an inspiration and really has a way of making you laugh even at the most doom worthy situations. He talks about everything from his voiding habits to sexual experiences. I would love to put this book in the hands of my mature middle school readers who seem to carry the weight of their problems and family problems around with them every day. Shane is a true example of how having an open and positive personality can truly open doors not only for himself but for others. Please see the supplementary resources provided below for other helpful content related to this book.
Despite those things, I loved this book for it's message of using humor and optimism to enjoy life and be thankful for it no matter what your circumstance. It wasn't full of platitudes because Shane's 100% honest and holds nothing back. And then there was the adaptive P. He wants girls, he thinks about sex and other bodily functions, he hangs out with his friends. I really enjoyed the honesty Burcaw included in his book. If I were a stranger, I would probably stare at me, too. This type of attitude is almost unheard of in this world.
Sharing this website in conjunction with this book will provide a place for readers to learn more about Shane and his team and keep up with him and his endeavors. I can't pick her up in my car, but so what? I open Netflix and put on an episode of Breaking Bad while checking my email and blog. He does swear excessively throughout the book. Nothing was sugar coated, which gives the reader a realistic understanding of his every day life and all of the trials he is faced with. There was no follow up on his condition. Now add a degenerative muscular disease, one he has essentially had for his entire life. Who's going to take you to the restroom and help you take care of business.
He also writes a blog called Laughing At My Nightmar Shane Burcaw grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and recently graduated from Moravian College with an English degree. He, for the most part, wrote in chronological order, and even stuck in jokes on the side which were hilarious. Sometimes it works out, other times not so good. Only forty-five minutes pass until I wake up for a second time. I was so glad I got the chance to read his book.
Shane also explains just to laugh at everything. While I am still able to do many things for myself I do have to rely on other people for help sometimes and know how frustrating it is. I just need my teeth brushed, hair combed, face washed, and shoes on, I tell him. I highly recommend this book. Are there any poetic insights into the nature of life? I enjoyed the brute honesty the author had.
Shane spends much of the book convincing himself and other people that he is normal even though he is in a wheelchair. He did not sugar coat anything instead he was brutally honest with what he has to deal with and his emotions on a day to day. It is obvious he is living a full life. So much of his book hit home. Such as getting ready for the day, I thought this book was pretty good.
He swears a lot, knows how to tell a story, but gets to the point. I also deal with people staring because of the way I sit in my chair or being talked to like I'm 3. It gave me some ideas for teaching students with physical disabilities and diseases, most of the special education curriculum is focused on students with mental difficulties. Of course, his would have a long, bendy straw. It wasn't super sad because Shane Burcaw is wicked funny. He's got this brother who helps him with everything and yet there's no information about him of their relationship beyond how he helps him.
Shane is a courageous kid who uses humor to deal with his spinal muscular a Twenty-one year old Shane Burcaw's acerbic, raunchy, cussing look at life from a person with a debilitating disease, is written to teenagers with an authentic voice and good message, but it is flawed by its negative stereotype and insensitivity toward people that suffer from mental challenges. My mom would have a heart attack watching us improvise ways to take care of me on the road. If the book has one solid message to make, that's it, and on that score, Burcaw makes his point well. Despite everything he made the best out of his condition through his blog and inspired many people with the same situation. Students can create objects to help them manage these tasks easier such as the straw that Shane mentions in his book. The characters felt very real to me.
Custom website designed by Propelfolio. Then he started a blog and a nonprofit. With reflections camouflaged in wisecracks, Burcaw demonstrates that a little humor goes a long way. His dad was surprised but happy that Shane was behaving like a normal kid. She deserves an award for putting up with my relentless teasing.