So excited to share my very first book review here! Written by the amazing blogger Amanda of “Small Steps: A teenager’s look at living with multiple chronic illnesses including an undiagnosed condition, narcolepsy, cataplexy and gluten and lactose intolerance.” Thank you so much, Amanda!
What the experts are saying about my book:
“Julie’s memoir describes with eloquence the transformation of a life by narcolepsy,
from dreams to nightmares.”
“If you want to find out what it is like to have narcolepsy, you must read Wide Awake and Dreaming.”
–Eveline Honig, M.D., M.P.H.
Executive Director, Narcolepsy Network, Inc.
“Julie is all about helping others to empower themselves; to make their journey into the unknown a little less scary than it was for her. She uses her own life experiences to teach us how to find humor, and hope, in our own health circumstances.”
–Michelle King Robson
Founder and Chairperson, EmpowHER
“An inspirational story of defying the odds.”
“A tender and compelling tale of a young woman’s frightening journey, attempting to make sense of medical symptoms associated with a disorder of which few physicians are aware or comprehend.”
–Stephen H. Sheldon, D.O., F.A.A.P.
Director, Sleep Medicine Center, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
“Narcolepsy is so often misunderstood and patients frequently feel alone. Julie’s memoir is a relatable, comforting account that everyone with narcolepsy or who knows someone with narcolepsy should read.”
PWN and Clinical Coordinator, Stanford University Center for Narcolepsy
“This eloquent memoir will provide solace, hope and strength to others dealing with such a highly misunderstood and stigmatized disorder.”
-Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., C.BSM
Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, Montefiore Medical Center’s Sleep-Wake Disorders Center
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine