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You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder Paperback – Apr 25 2006
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Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. Harvard Medical School, coauthor of "Driven to Distraction" Refreshing, engaging, humorous and true. The title alone makes this a book to remember...Should help anyone affected by ADD.
John Ratey, M.D. coauthor of "Driven to Distraction" A much needed addition to the ADD bookshelf.
About the Author
Kate Kelly is an advanced practice mental health nurse with twenty-two years’ experience as a family, group, and individual therapist. She has specialized in working with AD/HD adults for the past thirteen years and is the founder of the ADDed Dimension Coaching Group. Kate and Peggy Ramundo are the coauthors of the bestselling books, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! and The ADDed Dimension. Both Kate and Peggy are nationally known speakers and workshop leaders, offering topics related to AD/HD. Currently, Peggy and Kate are revising the Lazy Crazy book and writing a third book on AD/HD and relationships.
Currently in private practice as an ADD and Life Coach, Peggy Ramundo,BS, A.C.T., STCL, DT, SCAC has been coaching adults with ADD for twelve years and has been working professionally with ADD adults for twenty-five years. A senior Tele-Class leader for the world’s first ADD coach training program with The Optimal Functioning Institute, Peggy also served as OFI’s Director of Training. Peggy and Kate Kelly are the coauthors of the bestselling books, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! and The ADDed Dimension. Both Peggy and Kate are nationally known speakers and workshop leaders, offering topics related to AD/HD. Currently, Peggy and Kate are revising the Lazy Crazy book and writing a third book on AD/HD and relationships.
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First three chapters talk a lot about the symptoms and describe the nature of ADD. For a person who is not well acquainted with attention deficit disorder these three chapters would be a great jump-start.
The rest of the book gives very common-sense, down-to-earth recommendations and ideas on how to "get used" to living an ADD life. A lot of time is spent on dealing with depression and anxiety thoughts. Various portions of the book are devoted to issues like ADD vs. work-place environment, family relations, and social interactions.
I personally do not believe you have to be an MD or a professional of any other kind to have a sound and solid opinion on a subject as some of the reviewers have mentioned here. On the contrary - the most brilliant, the most ingenious, if you wish, ideas frequently come from "outsiders" who are not caught in the "routine thinking pattern" of a discipline or a field of studies. I express this opinion as a professional who worked with "outsiders" a lot and found their fresh thoughts very encouraging and breaking-through.
Read this book and let it challenge you to think over the ways you live your ADD life, let it open some doors you were scared to open before, and find peace in acting in the ways you never thought you would ever act.
Would make an intricate and a valuable gift for a person with an ADD! Will not offend your buddy in any way.
I didn't realize how very right I was! When I started to read I realized I was reading about myself. I identified with many of the descriptions of ADD from childhood through to adulthood.
It was incredible to learn I was not alone in my daily frustration. This wonderful, informative book started me on a road of self-discovery. I was subsequently tested and diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder.
The authors describe this "disability" as an "ADD-ed dimension" and they are so right! I now have self-esteem and self pride. My intelligence has been tested and verified .. I'm not lazy, crazy or stupid and I thank
the authors of this book for that discovery. This book has changed my life. I can now read a page without losing my place. I don't forget what I'm saying or lose things as often. I have learned that I am one of many who
use an additional area of my brain & must therefore learn to "process things differently". I no longer feel timid, ashamed, afraid or just plain different. I can now accept and like myself for the first time in my life.
This book is written in a very "easy-reading" style. There is a wonderful blending of research facts and referenced stories and quips. As an adult diagnosed with ADD at the age of 45, I can attest to the value of this book.
I highly recommend "You mean I'm not lazy, stupid or crazy" to anyone who has ever felt they were!
Most recent customer reviews
This book will change your life. No joke.
This is essential reading for anyone struggling with ADD or loves someone who is.
Very insightful; people with ADD will definitely be able to identify with the content. Includes useful, easy-to-implement strategies to enable those with ADD to use their unique... Read morePublished 23 months ago by tjack
The title says it all. If you have Adult ADHD like me this makes you realize the things that shaped your life and how you can deal with the disappointments and cope for the future. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Steve B. Davis
There is a lot of good information in here. I like that you can hop, skip and jump around the book to find information. Read morePublished on March 29 2014 by Barbara K
I'm a mother of two, with what seemed like failure everywhere, I indeed thought I was going crazy. This book saved me. It seemed like it was written to me. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2014 by laura emms
this book is a must for people with kids who have ADHD or even other issues, it simply makes like easier to understand and cope with teen who made be showing sides of problems, and... Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2014 by pk
This series of books are what should be taught in school in order to inform at an age when good habits can be taught and learned before we get into debt in the first place!Published on Dec 25 2012 by Cleo
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