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With his signature acerbic wit and hilarious voice, 20-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.

©2019 Shane Burcaw (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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squirmy and grubs

I loved the book, Shane! I watch Squirmy and Grubs on YouTube which brought me over to Audible to listen to your book. Thank you for sharing your story and your personal life with the world.
Taylor

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Amazing writing

I’ve learned so much from Mr. Burcaw’s writing. The way he laid bare his thoughts and feelings caused me to examine my own thoughts and feelings about my multiple sclerosis and anxiety and how I am allowing it to hold me back. I would wish him the best but it seems as if he’s already living it.
His writing is concise and honest in a way that kept me on the edge of my seat and I was sad when it ended. I will definitely make his first book my next read.

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Uplifting

Loved this. I too live with a disability (CP). I so identify with struggling about being a burden. Currently just starting a new interabled relationship. So I'm excited yet terrified that my disability will eventually be too much for my partner. Love this book. I don't like to read but finished it in one sitting.

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A wonderful sequel

I highly recommend the book for fans of Shane's first book still dirty and unapologetic as hell.

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Amazing!

I am very picky when it comes to books, but this by far is one of the best!

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Great book by an awesome guy.

Shane Burcaw is a great author, an excellent youtuber, and someone whose presence in my life via silly internet videos and now two books has made my life better. He always brings a smile to my face, and it has nothing to do with his SMA. Shane has such a wonderful sense of humor that leaps off the page in his books and radiates through the screen in his videos. I highly suggest this book, his first book Laughing at my Nightmare, his YouTube channel Squirmy and Grubs, and anything else he's involved in. His uplifting positivity and humor is a great distraction from all the chaos around us every day. Stop considering buying this book and just freaking do it! haha.

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Just as good as the first book

This book has everything you love from the first book. And if you haven't read/listened to that one, you should. As someone with a disability in the family which most people would consider extreme, I appreciate Burcaw's depiction of the experience and agree with it 100%. You keep writing them and I'll keep reading them.

Perfect narration from Heyborne. I'm a fan of his from many other books and he gives another flawless delivery here.

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Hilarious!

This is such a wonderful story of adaptation and accomplishment despite adversity. Great read!

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Loved it!

I've been watching Squirmy & Grubs on YouTube for 2 months and looked forward to reading this book. What an amazing, intelligent, compassionate - and hilarious - couple! Shane's writing is just like him - warm, self-deprecating (in a good, funny way), brutally honest and intelligent. I only wish this book had lasted many more chapters because I didn't want it to end!

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THE BEST

I absolutely LOVED this book !!!! Easy to listen to and keep up with