Wide Awake and Dreaming: Celebrating One Year

by julie on December 16, 2013


One year ago, I published my memoir. I set out to change perceptions of narcolepsy and I believe my book is accomplishing that goal. There hasn’t been one defining moment when I knew writing this book was worth it. Instead it’s been a collection of quiet moments – emails, hugs, letters, tweets, and heart-felt “thanks [...]


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Six years ago today, I celebrated my 24th birthday on a boat cruise with amazing friends and an over-sized sparkly feathered tiara. We drank, sang, and danced the night away. The next day, I couldn’t walk. I spent the day on the couch, sleeping on and off with spasms of muscle tone – terrified by [...]


Meeting My Hero, Dr. Oliver Sacks

by julie on July 20, 2013

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“Writing is better than morphine.” -Dr. Oliver Sacks This week, I had the opportunity to attend a book event with Dr. Oliver Sacks at Sixth & I in Washington, DC. Dr. Sacks discussed his recent book, Hallucinations – which includes a chapter on narcolepsy’s hypnagogic hallucinations.  Dr. Sacks explained, ”Hallucinations are high-jacking your perceptual system… You [...]


Julie Flygare Featured in BC LAW Magazine

by julie on July 17, 2013

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BC Law Magazine is currently featuring my story! READ HERE. The profile piece includes a excerpt from my memoir – fighting sleepiness in my first year property class. There’s also a nice article about my narcolepsy advocacy work.  I’m not your typical law school grad, so BC Law Magazine sharing my alternative journey means more than [...]


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Happy half birthday to Wide Awake and Dreaming! Six months ago, I published my book with joy and fear. Would people like it? Well, it’s been a whirlwind 6 months. Precious Moments: Reaching over 12,000 Readers First Place in San Francisco Book Festival Biography/Autobiography Award Receiving 146 Amazon Reader Reviews TV Interview on Forward Motion Ranked #1 [...]


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In six months, my book has reached readers all over the world. Here are some highlights. Thank you for sharing your photos. Send more to add to the collection! 

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Download the award-winning Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy e-Book for FREE on May 11-12, 2013. My book recently won first place in the San Francisco Book Festival Biography/Autobiography competition. Let’s celebrate with free books! When: Saturday May 11 & Sunday May 12, 2013 (12:00am -11:59pm PST)Where: – download free e-book here.Don’t have a Kindle? No [...]



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, [...]


Julie Flygare Featured on Dr. Don Show

by julie on April 29, 2013

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On Friday afternoon, I had the pleasure of being on the Dr. Don Show to talk about Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy. Listen online here. Friday’s show aired live on two Arizona radio stations (KAAA 1230 AM and KZZZ 1490 AM). It was so much fun to discuss my book with Dr. [...]

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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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