From authors Judith Kolberg and Kathleen Nadeau comes an essential guide to organization written with the unique needs of ADD sufferers in mind. Here are strategies that work from a professional organizer and a renowned ADD clinician.
Organizing books fall short of addressing the unique needs of adults with ADD. They fail to understand the clinical picture of ADD and how it impacts the organizing process, often making their advice irrelevant or frustrating when put into practice. Books about ADD may address organization/disorganization but do so in a cursory fashion and on a very small scale. This is a book that has ADD-friendly advice with the ADD-er in mind. This collaboration brings forth the best underlying understanding with the most effective and practical remedy from ADD experts in two important fields: professional organization and clinical psychology. Finally, it offers organizing advice that ranges from self-help to using the help of non-professionals or professional assistance. Thus it permits the listener to decide where they are personally in the organizing process and what level of support will be most beneficial to their unique situation.
©2002 Judith Kolberg and Kathleen G. Nadeau (P)2012 Tantor
Helpful tips that are reasonable and doable for the ADDer.
Overall this was a good book that contained quality information but narrator mispronunciations are grating.
The only thing not great about this book is the narrator. The tips are great and remarkably tactical. Each one I've put into practice have made my life easier and my weaknesses less relevant.
This reminds me a lot of Delivered from Distraction, with a greater focus on life application versus understanding and appreciation of ADD.
The narrator speaks as if she's reading a spoken word poem at times and at other times it sounds as if she has a lisp. Anyone could have read this more naturally.
I have such a hard time recommending this audiobook- simply because it was so painful to listen to. However, I do love the tips it gave, I'm just not sure if it's worth fighting the narrator for them.
It was a very detailed and sensitive examination of a difficult subject.
Not if it was to be read by Lisa Renee Pitts.
There were countless examples of misplaced emphasis, and even misread/mispronounced words, making me wonder if the producer was asleep at the wheel. The reader's performance distracted from the content. Her tone kept changing from coldly clinical to overly bright, as if she were performing a radio commercial for a product called "A-D-D". She didn't seem very connected with the material for much of the time. If she had she would have made more sense of the sometimes difficult sentences.
Yes, because I find it easier if I listen to everything in one sitting. Like other reviewers here, it was sometimes quite painful having to hear it through the filter of the poor performance.
I would have to say that this is the worst performance of an audiobook I have ever heard. However, it must be admitted that such a book would not be easy to read aloud.
The book itself is great and very helpful - but the narrator has a lisp / accent that is awful! Every time I listen to it I feel annoyed. :( I will definitely be purchasing this book in paperback and am disappointed I won't be able to listen to it "on the go" as I usually enjoy many of my reads. Please let me know if the publisher re-releases it with a different narrator.
The information in the book is top notch. A ton of great solutions, 3 levels of accommodation. You can take the basic advise, the mid level advise or use the high level advise with a paid professional in the area of need.
Then there is the actor. Ms Pitts obviously has a accent of some type. The issue I take from this is "Why did the publisher use this person to read this book and ask the reader to smooth out the accent?" The pronunciations, inflections and pauses in the reading seem forced and unrealistic.
Either let Ms Pitts read the book in her normal tone, inflection and pace OR find another voice actor that can avoid the listener from making strange faces every time Ms Pitts tries to enunciate a word to the point of forcing the word into a odd form.
I should have bought this book in print form.
Sorry Ms Pitts, but NO.
There are very good suggestions in this book. If I can bring myself to listen again and take notes it would be super helpful.
Rambling, repeated, and boring info, nothing new. Not good listening for someone with ADD. Would cut the book in half.
The book is poorly structured to be an audio book, some ideas are useful but there's no way to organize the information without taking notes. I think it may be more helpful as a reference book than as a listen.
Nothing. I'm done with Audible.
Aside from the lack of structure to the book as an audio media, her (seemingly) forced pronunciation, timing, and tone made it even more difficult to listen to.
I had higher hopes for the information in this book, but it's just a re-hash of any other self-help organizer. The ADHD parts are few and far between.
Switch Narrators. It is worth paying the extra money for a quality narrator such as Ray Porter. This is a make or break. Pitts is the Pits. Found it difficult following her Ebonically flavored speech.
I had to buy a Dictionary for Ebonics just to try to understand what you were speaking.
Bof = Both
Wiff = With
Teef = Teeth
Teeffeses = More than 1 Tooth
Powah = Power
Yo = You
Dis = This
This is just a part of the list of words I had to translate to understand this book.
Next time I purchase an Audible book I will make sure you are Not the Narrator.
Very informative, I recommend it but my only dislike was the narration.
What a terrible book
No Way would I ever listen to anything they wrote
Lisa Renee Pitts couldn't read a first grade book about Dick Jane and Sally without hesitation. You could tell when she was turning the pages of the book.
I'd cut out all the stupid suggestions that made up this stupid book
Total waste of time. I'd rather read eighth grade compositions.
The narrator is unlistenable for me. I literally can't get past the first few sentences. I have never had this happen before. This is worse because it's a book targetted towards the easily distractable. *sigh*
None. Couldn't get past the beginning paragraph
The reader is not in the right line of work
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