By Gayle Greene
(University of California Press, Hardcover, 9780520246300, 503pp.)
Publication Date: February 2008
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"This work provides a rich account of insomnia, weaving together the personal journey of the author, experiences of other insomniacs, and solid scientific research. No other work on insomnia provides such a fresh perspective, which is also informative, compelling, and entertaining."--Richard Lewis, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Pomona College
"This is a very well researched, in-depth book on insomnia, written with much empathy and from the patient's point of view. I would recommend it to all who are plagued by this malady or who professionally try to treat it."--Peter Hauri, author of "No More Sleepless Nights"
"Insomniac is an impassioned work--an inspired amalgam of academic and first-hand research, memoir, analysis, and the kind of obsessive brooding we associate with the insomniac state. Much here is fascinating, and much is upsetting; here is a "cri de coeur" from a lifetime insomniac that is sure to appeal to the vast army of fellow insomniacs the world over."--Joyce Carol Oates
"As a clinical psychologist afflicted by insomnia for many years, I was delighted to read "Insomniac," Doing so has already helped me and my insomniac clients immensely. GayleGreene 'gets it' as only another insomniac can. She educates, advises, and comforts with a steady, sympathetic hand."--Timothy Miler, PhD
"The good news is that Gayle Greene's book is all you ever need to read on the subject of sleeplessness; the bad news for fellow insomniacs is that reading it --even in bed--will fail to lull you to sleep."--Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the U.S.