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Risking It All for Love: New Fiction Takes Readers on a Thrill Ride as a Young Man in Love Goes Off His Meds

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 8, 2010 — "You Can't Sleep in Restaurants: (What happened the week David Fun England went off his pills?)" (published by AuthorHouse) by Ron N. Wallace tells the story of what happens when caution is thrown to the wind in the name of love.

In "You Can't Sleep in Restaurants," readers meet David Fun England, a precocious young man who has just met the girl of his dreams. There's just one problem – the medication that regulates David's schizoaffective-schizophrenia leaves him a bit lethargic. So, David decides to go off his meds in order to brighten up his personality. What ensues is a raucous turn of events that leave no mishap unturned.

From going on elaborate shopping sprees to using his living room wall as one big sketch pad, David is on a wild ride to manage life and love free of medications.

With humor and charm, Wallace combines the boy-meets-girl romantic comedy with the realities of living with schizophrenia.

"What Jonathan Lethem's novel 'Motherless Brooklyn' does for Tourette's syndrome, Ron N. Wallace accomplishes in 'You Can't Sleep in Restaurants,'" remarks librarian Jason Stewart. "Reading this novel brings a feeling of actually experiencing schizoaffective-schizophrenia."

"This is a novel about one of the most misunderstood illnesses out there," writes Sandy Whelchel, executive director of the National Writers Association. "The author of this book is a schizoaffective-schizophrenic. But unlike other books on this subject, this is not a depressing read. Rather, it is a wild roller coaster ride, written by an author who did occasionally lose control."

Ron N. Wallace earned his B.A. in English/Creative Writing from Kalamazoo College. He has written numerous novels, including "17! Halloween 1971," "Earth High School: Fun Ideas to Save the World," and the novella, "E.D. Gopher," a political satire that recalls George Orwell's "Animal Farm." Wallace's trade has been writing advertising. A CD accompaniment to You Can't Sleep in Restaurants is available at To learn more about the author, please visit the "Memories" page on For more information on "You Can't Sleep in Restaurants" and to read a free preview, visit and search using the author's name.

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