• Laughing at My Nightmare

  • By: Shane Burcaw
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (557 ratings)

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Laughing at My Nightmare

By: Shane Burcaw
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
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Publisher's summary

With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a 21-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.

©2014 Shane Burcaw (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Critic reviews

  • YALSA Nonfiction Finalist, 2015

Editorial Review

Every once in a while, I come across a title at Audible that I’m shocked I didn’t already know about. After reading up on Shane Burcaw’s life, his spinal muscular dystrophy, and all he does for other people with this disease through his nonprofit Laughing At My Nightmare, Inc., I knew I had to add this to my library. The most captivating thing about this audiobook is Shane’s sense of humor. He shows us that even when you live with a life-threatening disease, there’s still room to laugh. —Aaron S., Audible Editor