Chesterfield County Public Library

ISBN/UPC 9781626727694
Formats eBook
  • Biographical
  • Sociology
  • Humor (Nonfiction)
  • Young Adult Nonfiction
Publication Year: April 29, 2019

Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse

Burcaw, Shane

Availability: In stock

With his signature wit, 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.

Shane Burcaw is one half of the hillarious YouTube duo, Squirmy and Grubs, which he runs with his girlfriend, now fiancee, Hannah Aylward.