Sleepwalker : the mysterious makings and recovery of a somnambulist / Kathleen Frazier ; foreword by Dr. Mark Mahowald.

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"Growing up the good girl in an Irish American family full of drinkers and terrible sleepers, Kathleen Frazier was twelve when her seemingly innocent sleepwalking turned dangerous. Over the next few years, she was a popular A+ student by day, the star of her high school musical. At night, she both longed for and dreaded sleep. Frazier moved to Manhattan in the 1980s, hoping for a life in the theater but getting a run of sleepwalking performances instead. Efforts to abate her malady with drinking failed miserably. She became promiscuous, looking for nighttime companionship. Could a bed partner save her from flinging herself down a flight of stairs or out an open window? Exhaustion stalked her, and rest and love were seemingly out of reach. This is the journey Frazier illuminates in her intimate memoir. While highlighting her quest to beat her sleep terrors and insomnia, this is ultimately a story of health, hope, and redemption."--From publisher.


New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2015]

Physical description

xii, 228 pages ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references.


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    History of Medicine
    PUK /FRA
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