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A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

A BARNES AND NOBLE DISCOVER GREAT NEW WRITERS PICK

"FABULOUS ... THIS IS ONE BOOK THAT WON'T PUT YOU TO SLEEP." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)

"[A] PERFECTLY PACED TOUR OF THE SUBJECT ... A THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE OVERVIEW OF A FAMILIAR YET REMARKABLY FOREIGN TERRAIN." - THE NEW YORK TIMES

"AS STIMULATING AS A DOUBLE SHOT OF ESPRESSO." - MAUREEN CORRIGAN, NPR'S "FRESH AIR"

"THE MOST DIVERTING AND CONSISTENTLY FASCINATING BOOK ON THE TOPIC EVER ... YOU COULDN'T FIND A MORE CHARMING GUIDE." - LAURA MILLER, SALON.COM

"A PAGE-TURNER FOR THE SCIENCE-MINDED" - NEW YORK POST

"RANDALL'S WIT AND CURIOSITY MAKE HIM A COMFORTING GUIDE." - THE BOSTON GLOBE

AN AMAZON.COM "BEST BOOKS" SELECTION

"MARVELOUS." - WALL STREET JOURNAL

A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST SUMMER BOOKS PICK

"AN ACCESSIBLE AND WELL-RESEARCHED GUIDE TO A FASCINATING SUBJECT." - NEW SCIENTIST

A WALL STREET JOURNAL SUMMER READS SELECTION

 

 

Discussing the Science of Sleep on “Morning Joe”

There’s one small group of people who get even less sleep than the rest of us: morning television anchors. Earlier this week, I went on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC to discuss why sleep deprivation makes us act and feel drunk.

 

Decoding the Science of Sleep

The Wall Street Journal featured an excerpt from the book. Read on to find out why we’re wired and tired, and what that’s doing to us. Plus, a video that touches on research about what science has to say about sharing a bed with your loved one.

Dreamland named a Barnes and Noble Discover Pick

Huge news: Barnes and Noble has selected Dreamland as a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers pick for Fall 2012. It’s an incredible honor: previous Discover picks include works by Jonah Lehrer, Rebecca Skloot, and Mary Roach.

Check out the Spring 2012 selections while you’re at it, which include Wild by Chery Strayed and The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.

 

The first reviews are in

Some more exciting news in Dreamland-land: the first reviews are in.

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly calls it “fabulous” and notes that “This is one book that will not put you to sleep.” Kirkus, meanwhile, says that Dreamland is “a welcome study of an element of life that is often ‘forgotten, overlooked and postponed.’”

And so it begins …

There are a lot of exciting things happening in Dreamland-land. The book is now available for preorder on Amazon and IndieBound.

As the publication date in August gets closer, please come back to find excerpts, interviews and appearances. In the meantime, I’m jabbering away on Twitter.