Books

In the fall of 2006, Shawn’s memoir, My Pet Virus: The True Story of a Rebel Without a Cure, was published by the Penguin Group. You can order the book online, or visit your local bookstore.

What People Are Saying About Shawn’s Book:

Maybe if I had Shawn’s talent and resilience I wouldn’t be such a mess.
Augusten Burroughs

Shawn Decker takes on a deadly topic with astonishing grace. Enlightening, compassionate, hilarious.
John Berendt

Never wallows in self-pity. My Pet Virus is a sweet reminder that, no matter how bad things get, there’s no reason to stop laughing.
Entertainment Weekly

Uninhibited laugh-out-loud humor… Decker has a real gift for blue-collar humor. Crude and rude but big-hearted and unbiased.
USA Today

Decker is a one-liner machine.
The San Francisco Chronicle

Stoked by the author’s boundless, good-natured charm, his story pops with an effervescent sense of humor that never falters.
Kirkus Review

I could not put the book down… it is fabulous! Superb! Excellent!
Shawn’s mom

If you’d like to have your copy of My Pet Virus autographed by Shawn, simply send a self-addressed stamped envelope and your book to: PO Box 7865, Charlottesville, VA 22906

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