narcolepsy memoir

book signing

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. [...]

{ 1 comment }

Screen shot 2014-04-02 at 10.38.24 AM

I’m so honored to be featured by Women You Should Know in today’s fantastic feature article “You Should Know Someone With Narcolepsy… Her Name Is Julie Flygare”.  The article states: “When Women You Should Know first came to know of Julie, she was described as, ‘a dynamo Rock Star, who accomplishes everything she does with grace, humility, courage, and strength, [...]


Screen shot 2014-03-08 at 8.09.29 PM

 Thank you to everyone who tuned in today for my international narcolepsy broadcast! If you missed it, watch on YouTube or below: Friends all over the US and around the world in Canada, Europe and Australia watched live! Thank you for your incredible support. Happy Suddenly Sleepy Saturday!


Narcolepsy Lunch Break Webinar

by julie on January 14, 2014

Narcolepsy Webinar Julie Flygare ASBA

Join me this Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 1:30 p.m. ET for a very special free online event – I will be hosting a Lunch Break Educational Webinar with the American Sleep and Breathing Academy. Register here. When: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET  Debunking the Narcolepsy MythA Presentation by: Julie Flygare, JD [...]


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 [...]


Narcolepsy Julie flygare wide awake and dreaming  holiday

This holiday season, I’m excited to offer personalized signed copies of “Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy” for a discount rate of $15 a book (plus shipping). Order by Dec. 10 to ensure Christmas delivery Bulk discounts on orders of 10 books or more To place your order, contact me at In [...]

{ 1 comment }

Free E-Book Weekend Sept. 14-15, 2013

by julie on September 12, 2013

free ebook giveaway kindle sept 14 2013 sept 15 2013

Recently, the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE campaign soared past our 500 photo goal, with over 725 photos in the gallery now. Thank you for your support, I can’t tell you how much this campaign means to me.  Let’s celebrate with free books! Download the award-winning Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy e-Book for FREE on Sept. 14-15, 2013.   When: Saturday [...]


Meeting My Hero, Dr. Oliver Sacks

by julie on July 20, 2013

oliver sacks hallucinations narcolepsy julie flygare 2

“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 [...]


book half birthday

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 [...]


photo 4

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! 

{ 1 comment }