I’m reading The Shapeless Unease: A Year of Not Sleeping by Samantha Harvey (Grove Press, 2020) and trying to figure out what it’s reminding me of. Thinking, too, of the categories of chronic illness, chronic pain, and disability. Would a memoir about insomnia belong on a syllabus for a disability memoir course? A year is a long time, but it’s not a lifetime. The trauma would last after the insomnia had resolved, I imagine. The body-mind is a complex ecosystem.