Yes I would recommend this audiobook to a friend. I enjoyed it so much I bought the print version so I could underline important paragraphs that stood out in my mind and to take the quizes.
Thanks for helping understand myself better.
I have listened to 6 or 8 books concerning ADHD and related books, having lived with it and struggling up until these last 5 years after being diagnosed at age 32!!! This book is the best I've read so far!!!
Loved the advice and deeply appreciated the empathy that the author clearly had for folks who have ADD.
Would love to see this title paired with the Kindle version. Was rather annoyed and concerned when I bought the book and it said it was part of Audible Kids. I thought I had made a mistake in buying it. Deeply glad I persevered but it was off-putting and considering the subject matter not correct.
35 and just figuring out why my life has been the way it is. If you listen to the book you'll know without a doubt if he talking about you or someone you love.
After years of piecing together coping mechanisms for the many symptoms of ADD I finally have the core problem and more solutions.. I found myself within the pages of this book.
Dr Hallowell practices what he preaches. As a person with ADD he does understand why this diagnosis is often missed in kids and adults.
The reader has a pretty good pace and is clear. This book was designed to be skipped around in, and makes references to chapter numbers. This is very frustrating in the audio book because the "Audible Chapters" and the "Book Chapters" don't line up.
While I appreciate the South Park view of the 12 step program, it was really interesting to hear the comparison between the 12 steps for AA and for dealing with ADD. I also appreciated the more scientific/psychological interpretation of these steps.
N/A? The only thing I am curious about is the roles of the two authors in this book. One section is clearly Dr. Hallowell describing his experiences, but I was never clear on if any other sections were primarily authored by Dr. Ratey. I don't think the reader could have possibly known this though.
This is a great book to have both the kindle and audible version of. While I listened to much of the book straight through in the car, when I wanted to try and find a specific section talking about fish oil it's near impossible without a text search.
Put simply, this book is essential reading/listening for anyone who has ADD or loves someone who does.
As an adult with ADD, I've read several books on the topic. This is the best one.
Practical, readable and empathetic, it has opened my eyes, changed my thinking and my actions, and helped me understand my own brain in profound ways.