In “My Year of Rest and Relaxation,” a miserable woman in her mid-20s seeking “great transformation” plans to spend a year sleeping, reports The New York Times.
“Sleep felt productive,” she tells the reader. “Something was getting sorted out. I knew in my heart — this was, perhaps, the only thing my heart knew back then — that when I’d slept enough, I’d be O.K. I’d be renewed, reborn. I would be a whole new person, every one of my cells regenerated enough times that the old cells were just distant, foggy memories.”