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Season 2008 Episode 0315

Gayle Greene Discusses Insomniac

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Gayle Greene Discusses Insomniac
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Gayle Greene discusses her book Insomniac.Part memoir, part scientific reportage and analysis, a book for all of us who wish to know more about sleep, the condition which consumes one third of our lives. Greene - a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the patient representative on the board of the American Insomnia Association - addresses head on the neglect of this disorder that affects millions.Herself an insomniac, she weaves together the story of her personal journey through a lifetime of sleepless nights; the experiences of other insomniacs; an in-depth study of sleep science and current research; and a detailed examination of what can be done to help those afflicted. You might call her work, as she notes, "a field guide to insomnia".Billy Collins writes, "The good news is that Greene's book is all you ever need to read on the subject." Green is a professor of literature and women's studies at Scripps College - Cody's Booksmoreless
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