Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ripped from the Headlines

Q: What's better than writing a book ripped from the headlines?  A: Writing a book and then having the headlines hit about a month after it gets released.

The plot of my new book Life After Sleep is apparently already happening. This article from Thursday's Wall Street Journal talks about people trying to cheat their sleep cycles in order to get more done, leaving them chronically sleep-deprived and the scientists who are studying them to see how to make it possible for everyone.  Special thanks to eagle-eyed Jason Fisk for catching this one. Amazingly, the article directly quotes a hospital administrator, a computer programmer, a doctor, and references people who "work in social media". If they had put an Iraq war vet in there somehow, it would literally be the cast of Life After Sleep.

Best quote from the whole thing: "If I went to bed earlier, I'd feel like half my life was missing."

Oh do tell, WSJ, do tell.

Read the entire article here:

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