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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL running back Herschel Walker talks about his struggles with dissociative identity disorder, which nearly drove him to suicide. Also, find out how the most successful racehorses are trained. Keith Gessen on his first novel. Plus: what it’s like to suffer from insomnia, and why sleeplessness is such a common problem.

Guests:

Keith Gessen and Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker on Dissociative Identity Disorder

Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL running back Herschel Walker reveals details of his dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder. For years, he tried to manage over ten different personalities, and it eventually brought him to the brink of suicide. His new memoir is Breaking Free. ...

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What it Takes to Win the Kentucky Derby

With the Kentucky Derby coming up in just a few weeks, we find out what it takes to train a successful racehorse. John Hennegan and Brad Hennegan directed the new documentary "The First Saturday in May." It opens April 18th in NYC at Cinema Village (22 ...

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All the Sad Young Literary Men

n+1 founder Keith Gessen’s debut novel is All the Sad Young Literary Men. It’s about three young college graduates trying to build successful relationships and literary careers.

Event: Keith Gessen will be speaking and signing books
Wednesday, April 16 at 7 pm
McNally Robinson
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Life as an Insomniac

Longtime insomniac Gayle Greene talks about her own struggles with sleeplessness, and why so many other Americans have sleeping disorders. Her new book is Insomniac.

Weigh in: If you suffer from insomnia, what do you think causes it? What helps to alleviate your sleeplessness?

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