Book Club

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For one week, download Kindle version of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy for just $0.99. To inspire more readers this holiday season, I’ve discounted my e-book from $8.99 to $0.99. Please share or gift this to friends and family members. Together, we are building a brighter future for narcolepsy, and I’m so grateful for your support! Purchase […]


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There are many comedic portrayals of narcolepsy in the media – “Mr. Bean”, “Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo” and “Moulin Rouge” – these films feature characters with narcolepsy who fall asleep while standing and the audience gets a quick laugh. Yet as a law student diagnosed with narcolepsy at age 24, I’d never fallen asleep while standing. […]

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Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy won first prize in the 2013 San Francisco Book Festival Biography/Autobiography competition. My heart raced with joy receiving the news today!  Congratulations to Runner-Up (and New York Times Bestseller), Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan. I can’t wait to read Ms. Cahalan’s book. Winners will be honored on May 18, […]


Book Club Features Wide Awake and Dreaming

by julie on April 23, 2013

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This April, the Non-Fiction Book Club of Great Falls and Herndon, VA  featured Wide Awake and Dreaming as their  book of the month! I had the honor of attending their book club meeting last weekend. Before the meeting, I was very nervous. What if they didn’t like my book?  Our hosts, Linda and Brett prepared […]

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book club guide wide awake and dreaming memoir narcolepsy julie flygare

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Note: These questions aim to encourage discussion; there are no right/wrong answers. Before reading this book, what did you think of narcolepsy? Did this book change your perception?   When Julie finally brings up her sleepiness with a primary care doctor, Dr. Andrews, the doctor says everyone gets sleepy. Julie has a gut feeling […]