Motivational and inspirational writer, Bryan Hutchinson is the author of several books about life with ADHD including the highly acclaimed, best selling "One Boy′s Struggle: A Memoir" and the author of the hilarious eBook that went viral "10 Things I Hate about ADHD"

ADDer book reviews

The 1 Shocking Truth About ADHD Everyone Must Learn

The 1 Shocking Truth About ADHD Everyone Must Learn
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A few weeks ago I did something that stunned most of my readers. I gave away Kindle copies of my memoir One Boy’s Struggle. I teamed up with Story Cartel to give away free copies in exchange for readers’ reviews. That’s it. Nothing more. And you know what happened? One Boy’s Struggle became the second most downloaded book for Story Cartel EVER! Pretty cool for a book about ADHD, don’t you think? But something even more unexpected happened. Most the reviews posted on Amazon for the free copy were by people who do not have ADHD. Go ahead, click here to check for yourself. I was surprised to say the least. Nearly all the reviewers who don’t have ADHD agreed that they learned the shocking truth about ADHD: IT IS REAL. One of the non-ADHD reviewers was so taken with the story and the reality of ADHD she wrote a […]

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Wrecked by Jeff Goins – An ADDer’s Book Review

Wrecked by Jeff Goins – An ADDer’s Book Review
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I rarely write reviews for books on ADDer World that are not related to ADD / ADHD in some way, and yet while reading Wrecked by Jeff Goins, I kept being reminded of my own personal experiences with both failure and success and what I have learned from both. The more I read it, the more I realize that Goins is stating something I’ve come to learn about life that is critically important. Too often we get wrecked and we allow the situation(s) to not only bring us down, but also keep us there. However, sometimes the only way up is to have fallen. To have been wrecked! How does Wrecked relate to ADHD? Quite simply, we get wrecked all of the time, almost daily, but as in my case I did not consider embracing my failures and using them for the lessons they taught me.  It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with ADHD, and finally understood the reason for my […]

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Book Review: Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention by Katherine Ellison

Book Review: Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention by Katherine Ellison

  I was extremely excited to read Buzz to say the least. I had heard of the book and had considered ordering it several times, but as you may know I have ADHD. Sometimes I forget to order stuff that I want, no matter how much I want it! Well, a short while back I met Katherine Ellison and before I knew it we were emailing each other back and forth discussing ADHD and our memoirs. I asked Katherine if she would like to give a signed copy of her book away on ADDer World, the ADHD Social Network. She replied that she would love to and sent me a copy right away. Uhm, again remember that I have ADHD, because I gave Katherine a goofed up address the book went back to her and she nicely, and ever so gently, let me know. I admitted my goof and corrected […]

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Major Landmark for People with ADHD everywhere! Pass it on

Major Landmark for People with ADHD everywhere! Pass it on

My publishing company’s monthly newsletter came out yesterday revealing the top 3 selling authors for June (pictured above) overall, not just by categories. Suddenly it hit home for me when I saw the newsletter. This isn’t just about my books, or becoming a bestselling author, this is about ADHD books making it out of category, rising above stigma and ultimately, a triumph for people with ADHD everywhere and those who are close to us! I posted about the achievement of my books a little while back when I first received notice, but the full significance had not hit home yet, not entirely, not until now.   When an ADHD book series became bestsellers of a publishing company this last June it was not only a moment to celebrate, but also time to truly think about what this means for us as a community. Consider that we are talking about an ADHD […]

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What is the meaning of life?

What is the meaning of life?

  To be beat down, criticized, punished and live with regret and guilt all of our days?  No.   There is another way – a positive, self fulfilling way.  I am going to share that way with you. Life is more than we give it credit to be and yet too many of us live within a shell of fear and anxiety. We walk the halls of our life flinching from the slightest sound which echoes within our minds, on and on, and on. We fight against it, we try to be strong and we try to walk tall. We try to show confidence and strength. We go day to day wearing the mask of life as strong courageous human beings. But why does it have to be a mask, why does it have to hurt so much, why can’t we just be understood and accepted for who we are? Why […]

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Wishcraft by Barbara Sher – Book Review

Wishcraft by Barbara Sher – Book Review

A few weeks ago I came upon a very interesting book called Wishcraft. I didn’t have a clue what it was about; I was simply caught by the title itself. I had never heard of it before, but it had a sticker on it saying it had sold more than 650,000 copies! (Hey, I am an ADDer – ohhhh Shiny!) Must be good then… right? I had no idea just how good it would be. When a book sells 650,000 copies it’s not a fluke. So I picked up the book and started reading through it. It not only caught my attention, but it held it tightly and led me along as if by an invisible string. This book caused me to hyper focus on it for hours. Wishcraft is a book about you and about me. It is a book that explicitly suggests, no, (suggests is to light of a word for […]

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You Turn by Dr. Nancy Irwin

You Turn by Dr. Nancy Irwin

Don’t wait until you aren’t scared. You’ll be dead. Most of us are scared all the time! Change does not require fearlessness, but it does require courage. Courage is not being fearless – it’s doing what is right in the face of fear. Without fear, there’d be no courage. Dr. Nancy Irwin from her book, You Turn Dr. Irwin doesn’t waste any time in her book You Turn to let you know getting to where you want to go is already within you. The problem is that most of us are too darn scared to move, change and take advantage of opportunities that come our way. The thing is, as she explains in the quote above, many of us are fighting our fears and hoping, praying that a day will come when we are not so darned scared anymore. That day may never come, because, fear is what it is […]

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Finding your Soulmate – The Magic and Risk of

Finding your Soulmate – The Magic and Risk of

Do you believe? Do you believe in the one, the only, that special someone? Is there such a thing as a soulmate for each of us? If so, is it possible to go a life time without ever finding your soulmate? Or, is it possible to meet your soulmate and not realize it, passing by as two ships in the dark night? In Paulo Coelho’s Brida, an exceptional novel about finding one’s soulmate, Coelho describes finding one’s soulmate by taking risks, by making mistakes and by being with the wrong people until you find your soulmate. The other way he describes of finding one’s soulmate is by entering a state of trance in which one can see a bright spot of light over the shoulder of one’s soulmate. Paulo Coelho is known for taking complex ideas and putting his insightfully thoughtful twists on them. He wrote The Alchemist after all. […]

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Inferiority, Jealousy, Envy and Wanting – The Burdens of ADHD

Inferiority, Jealousy, Envy and Wanting – The Burdens of ADHD

It’s not something we want to talk about, it’s not something we want to admit and it is clearly something we are ashamed of. And yet, as much as we already understand our mistakes, our failures and our impulsive mishaps we do it more and more, to the point from which we see no return. ADHD are symptoms of a magnitude and force which no one, and I mean, no one, who does not have ADHD can truly empathize with, because, no matter how well they understand our symptoms and can explain them with detailed clarity, they do not live with them as part of their self-internal life force. And, as much as each of us relates so well with each other that have ADHD, there are even differences between us that elude our recognition – no matter how familiar we are with each other, and, we are, remarkably, naturally […]

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Teaching Children about ADHD – A Book Review

Teaching Children about ADHD – A Book Review

Understanding My Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder By Kara T. Tamanini As most of my readers already know, I don’t believe in keeping ADHD a secret from children that have it. I think it’s actually quite important for their growth and mental health to understand what makes them different and why they behave the way they do. It was frustrating for me as a child to feel and act different and yet, think I should be the same as everyone else. Kara Tamanini has put together a very good poignant, encouraging story, with pleasing visual illustrations, about a young boy down on himself and confused as to why he acts differently. This story will be familiar to most of us with basic knowledge of ADHD, and will perhaps draw up childhood memories; however, this is for the younger children, still in the dark, and not yet capable of understanding clinical explanations. For the intended […]

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