I am pleased, proud and thankful to announce the publication of my new book: The Brilliant Reality of ADHD!
In many ways The Brilliant Reality of ADHD is a continuation of my first book One Boy’s Struggle: A Memoir and in many ways it set’s itself apart.
When I started writing openly on the Internet, on this blog, I wrote strictly from my experiences, my life, my lessons learned and most of all, from my heart. I still write from all of those things and my writing has become enhanced by you, the readers. Thanks to your emails, your comments, your encouragements and yes, also your critique, my views and opinions have broadened beyond what I could have ever imagined. Thank you!
A brief history:
When I began writing my first book One Boy’s Struggle I had no intention of publishing it. It was an effort to get my thoughts into print for myself. After years of professional therapy to overcome depression and PTSD, I was finally diagnosed with ADHD and with the diagnosis came a rush of understanding that was both exhilarating and maddening – I was upset, frustrated and initially my depression set back in with the oldest question of questions: Why me?
A special thanks to Dr. Gary! He helped me learn how my experiences gave me a special set of survival skills and he helped me see how the ways I created to cope with undiagnosed ADD were used to survive, but not only simply survive: also to rise and to thrive beyond the expectations of anyone, especially myself. Like too many others, I did not have any advantage that may come with early diagnosis or medication or specific consideration. Through it all, I had to make it, find ways and it all depended on me with no regard to the underlying condition of ADHD. With my life story One Boy’s Struggle I decided to revise it by explaining, the best I could, how my survival skills came about, how they eventually worked to my advantage and why – hence the eventual subtitle Surviving Life with Undiagnosed ADD. – With this, it became obvious how important and helpful my book could be for others who have suffered and, in many cases, are still suffering from undiagnosed and diagnosed ADHD, my books and efforts are for people with ADHD of all ages and parents, educators, professionals, everyone.
A Brilliant Reality:
I am making it and I believe you can too, anyone can, we just have to find our way and it is my hope, as it has been, that my stories and experiences, lessons learned and tribulations endured and happiness found will help you and others find a way. You can, I can, we all can!
Let’s be there for each other and lift each other up, congratulate each other, praise each other and console each other when needed, but most of all: Let’s care. That is what I have found in the ADHD community, along with those who support us – I like to call this:
You and me
Thank you, everyone.