Breaking Point

Vogue Slender and at risk for Osteoporosis, Patricia Morrisroe began taking medicine daily. Now, ten years later, she wonders: did the drugs do more harm than good? No body would ever call me a daredevil—reading is my favorite pastime—but over the years...

Nostalgia: Swept Away

Vogue Young and in love, Patricia Morrisroe moved into her boyfriend’s Sutton Place apartment only to have her visions of a romantic summer subsumed by a family drama. When I was in a used-book store recently, I came across a photograph o a dark haired young...

Nightmares Are Welcome Shocks

New York Times When I was in second grade I saw “Frankenstein” with Boris Karloff on TV. I had nightmares about it for weeks – fitting, since Mary Shelley had modeled the monster after one she’d seen in her own...

The Academy Rewards

Departures Magazine The American Academy in Rome promotes scholarship and_ offers a creative haven. PATRICIA MORRISROE spends a heady week where ivory tower meets Eternal...

Wide Awake in Vegas

Huffington Post Nobody sleeps in Las Vegas. I know that’s a gross generalization, but having spent nearly a week there for my new book Wide Awake: A Memoir of Insomnia, I came away with the distinct impression that Vegas, at least sleep-wise, was the Village of...

Long Night’s Journey Into Sleep

New York Times For my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, our family went to Ireland to discover our roots and had the best sleep of our lives in a little town in County Sligo. Ten years later, we’re still talking about that incredible...

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