03/19/2012 07:53 am ET Updated May 19, 2012

The Search For A Night's Rest

Coiled viper-like within the word "insomnia" is the terrifying "omnia." Why does sleeplessness seem all-powerful? Because some nights I can't get down into the Valley regardless of how many Dolls I lash to my burro.

I'm not alone. It's difficult to go to a Manhattan cocktail party these days and not get roped into a discussion of someone's insomnia or the relative merits of melatonin and "snore absorption rooms."

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