Book Traces Family Suffering from Deadly InsomniaAuthor D.T. Max traces the story of members of an Italian family who suffer from a deadly genetic disease that makes it impossible for them to sleep. The disease can be traced back in the family more than 200 years.
Author D.T. Max describes himself as a journalist and an essayist.
The Family that Couldn't Sleep traces the fascinating and horrific tale of an Italian family who suffers from a deadly genetic disease called fatal familial insomnia.
People who experience the disease become unable to sleep and can die within a few months. The disease can be traced back in the family more than two hundred years. Robert Siegel talks with the book's author, D.T. Max.