Wide Awake and Dreaming


The audiobook of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy was released on October 1, 2018. Julie hopes this new resource will help to reach new audiences to open more hearts and minds to narcolepsy.

Now available on Audible, Amazon and iTunes. Remember: Your first audiobook on Audible is FREE!

About the Book:

Julie Flygare was on an ambitious path to success, entering law school at age 22, when narcolepsy destroyed the neurological boundaries between dreaming and reality in her brain. She faced terrifying hallucinations, paralysis and excruciating sleepiness – aspects of dream sleep taking place while wide awake.

Yet, narcolepsy was a wake-up call for Julie. Her illness propelled her onto a journey she never imagined – from lying paralyzed on her apartment floor to dancing euphorically at a nightclub; from the classrooms of Harvard Medical School to the start line of the Boston Marathon.

Winner of the San Francisco Book Festival Award for Biography/Autobiography, Wide Awake and Dreaming is a revealing first-hand account of dreams gone wrong with narcolepsy. It’s the brave story of one woman trampling over barriers and finding light in the darkest of circumstances.

Book Reviews:


Book Events:

January 19, 2013 from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. (Details)
– Open to people with narcolepsy/hypersomnia and their supporters
– Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 901 G Street NW Washington, DC 20001 (Room 221)

February 9, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. (Details)
– Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C.
– Internationally Broadcast via Web

September 13, 2013 at 5 p.m.
– BRPT Symposium in Louisville, KY
– Reception & Book Signing Event

October 18-20, 2013 
– Narcolepsy Network Conference in Atlanta, GA
– Book Discussion Session

October 22, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.
– Florida International University in Miami, FL
– FIU Diversity Day Keynote Speaker


Winner of the San Francisco Book Festival Award for Biography/Autobiography

Author Interviews:


Where to Purchase:

Paperback and Kindle Versions:
Amazon.comAmazon.co.ukAmazon.deAmazon.frAmazon.it and Amazon.es

Book Club Guide:




Download Guide [PDF]

Additional Info:

Behind the Scenes:

The Cover Design Story
Praise for Wide Awake and Dreaming
Book Release Party

Mill Pond Swan Publishing
Copyright © 2013 Julie Flygare
ISBN: 978-0-9883149-0-0 (Paperback)
ISBN:  978-0-9883149-1-7 (Kindle)