Monday, June 28, 2010

Wide Awake (2010)

A Memoir of Insomnia
by Patricia Morrisroe
From the NY Times review (June 28, 2010) "Cheerfully anecdotal, “Wide Awake,” is full of  sleep-related absurdities. It describes Ms. Morrisroe's various forays into the world of insomnia remedies as she tried a plethora of would-be cures. Behavior modification, sleep-inducing drugs, artificial light, meditation, absinthe and orthodontia: these are all avenues she considered. Even the subject of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty as a cure for sleep apnea comes up, though perhaps only so that “Wide Awake” can include that word.