Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse

Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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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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Burcaw is the MAN

Shane Burcaw doesn’t just have a gift for story-telling. He has incredible stories to tell. Not the “inspiration porn” so maligned by the disability community, but an insightful tale of learning who you are, finding your place in the world, and learning how to love the people in your life. Who doesn’t want to read that story? Especially when it’s told so poignantly and humorously! Thanks, Shane!

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loved this

I got audible just so I can listen to this book on my way to work. I'm so happy I did.

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so good

even better than his first book. i so enjoy reading and listening about Shane and his life. I hope he writes another memoir soon!

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Uplifting, funny and relatable...

I loved this book! I’m already a subscriber to the Squirmy and Grubs YouTube channel. I moved from Minneapolis 11 years ago and the short “visits” via their YouTube posts have helped stave off occasional bouts of homesickness for the town where I grew up and raised a family. The couple epitomizes “Minnesota nice”. Shane’s cheeky wit and Hannah’s eye rolls and deadpan responses to his “shenanigans” are hilarious! The book is more intimate, detailed, and still funny. Shane tells his story with so much honesty that it’s easy to empathize, laugh and cry along with him. For many of us, middle school sucked...We’ve all been embarrassed, misunderstood or prejudged at one time or another. Anyone that’s ever been in love has wondered, “How long until they decide I’m too much trouble and leave??” And when triumphant after a long struggle that feeling of joy is universal. Great book...Author! Author!