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

What you don’t know will hurt you!

What you don’t know will hurt you!

I was listening to an audio book recently: Challenge to Succeed by Jim Rohn. I recommend it to anyone interested in self improvement. In the audio Jim makes many good points about wealth, health and state of being. The most important point he makes is this: “What you don’t know will hurt you.” Any late diagnosed ADDer will tell you that this is too true. What if we had known 10 years, or, 20 years earlier? What if our parents had known and we were diagnosed as children? What a difference would that have made? We can deal with ‘what if’s’ all day long, but, what about today? Today there is a wealth of information available in books and on the internet. There is no reason we cannot self-educate ourselves about our condition, not in an information packed world such as ours. As anyone knows that reads my blog posts and […]

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The Answer… to ADHD? To Life? To Achievement?

The Answer… to ADHD? To Life? To Achievement?

The Answer by John Assaraf & Murray Smith should be required reading for anyone with ADHD. It’s rare that I come across such a book which is not specifically written for ADDers. However, reading through it, I sure get the sense it was written for the ADHD community! I will go so far as to say, folks with ADHD will probably ‘get’ this book while reading it far sooner than those without ADHD. A friend of mine sent me The Answer a few weeks back and asked me to read it and let her know if I felt the same way about it and if I did, to please write about it. I do, and more! Holy Smoke Stacks do I ever! Top achievers in any field have followed their innate talents, or what they consider their gifts. They do not pay any attention to their weaknesses, except for identifying […]

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The benefit of ADHD – Right Braininess?

The benefit of ADHD – Right Braininess?

The benefit of ADHD – is there such a thing? To a degree, I believe there is. It’s hotly contested and some are very upset when the word benefit is even remotely used in conjunction with ADHD. I am not going to try and reinvent the wheel here, let’s push forward. The most obvious difficulties for ADDers have to do with standards. People with ADHD have difficulties coloring within the lines or complying with routine, predictable standards. Today’s world is all about standards and since those who have ADHD find such difficulty living within the rules of standards, they often suffer and some suffer extraordinarily. It is devastating for too many. There are Laws are in place to protect people with ADHD in certain situations, it’s gone that far. A couple hundred years ago ADHD doesn’t seem to have existed. The first story written about a child with ADHD was only 150 or so years ago. […]

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The Dip by Seth Godin – Book Review for those with ADHD

The Dip by Seth Godin – Book Review for those with ADHD

The Dip by Seth Godin is a book I recommend for ADDers as highly as I do certain books written specifically about ADHD. (Seth doesn’t have ADHD, but he could have fooled me! *Correction: Seth reveals in the comments below that he does indeed have ADHD.) The Dip is a motivational and inspiring book about knowing when to give up, yes, give up, let go and when to not give up, – no, do not give up and stick with it, making it through The Dip. ADDers have a tendency to give up and berate themselves for giving up, but what if we should give up on certain things? Giving up isn’t always bad or as terrible as we perceive it, sometimes it is the right thing to do. On the contrary though, there are things which seem difficult and trying, but we don’t want to give up on them, no […]

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The Search – The Dream – The Alchemist

The Search – The Dream – The Alchemist

In the last few years I haven’t been that interested in reading fiction. I guess I had lost my interest in fairy tales and things which simply are not real or actual. But for some reason I recently picked up a book called The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I was compelled to read this book out of nowhere, can’t really explain it, but the story within The Alchemist explained the reason to me. The Alchemist is a story about living your dreams, searching out your destiny and believing in what you can’t always see.  It’s faith really, faith in yourself and that your purpose for living has meaning. “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve your dream” is, in my opinion, the central message within The Alchemist. If one believes in the Law of Attraction and therefore, the things you want and have faith in will […]

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The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, and Talents – By Nancy Ratey. An ADDer Review

The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, and Talents – By Nancy Ratey. An ADDer Review

It is about time that books for Adults with ADHD start becoming popular and not just popular, but relatively main stream. It’s estimated that 9 million people in the U.S. have ADHD in one form or another. That’s just what is estimated and the reality could be that several people you know personally have ADHD; it is probably more common than we realize. The fact is, and Nancy’s  book will prove it, is that real life skills (not the medications) utilized to combat the symptoms of ADHD work for just about anyone whether they have ADHD or not, actually, skills for ADHD can make people’s lives without ADHD even better, more efficient. That’s what I believe.  In today’s world the term ADHD stands for a neurobiological disorder called Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Personally, I don’t think ADHD is anything new and I do believe it has always been a part […]

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Our enjoyable stroll through Amsterdam

Our enjoyable stroll through Amsterdam

  Joan and I spent a wonderful clear day in Amsterdam on Saturday. We had a great time and were relieved to have such splendid weather. The day before, while we were in Utrecht, it had rained the entire day. Saturday started out a little drizzly too, but by the time we reached Amsterdam the weather had cleared and the sun was breaking from the clouds.     Joan is an art history buff and the museums are always on our agenda. We have visited Amsterdam several times in the past because my family, on my mother’s side, is from Holland. This time, though, other than the Van Gogh museum we didn’t really have any other plans and spent the day walking through the city. It was great because we got to see several sites we usually do not come across.     One of those sites was “The American Bookstore”. It […]

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Book Marketing for Authors of Related Books

Book Marketing for Authors of Related Books

How many books do you read a year? I read somewhere between 20 -30 and more than half usually have a close relationship in terms of what they are about. When I am trying to learn about something I can never seem to get enough information and sometimes there just doesn’t seem to be enough information in print. Hard to believe, but it’s true. Here’s the last string of books I read and thoroughly enjoyed. I want more of the same to continue this string: The Google Story – David A. Vise Good to Great – Jim Collins How Dell Does it – Steven Holzner Small is the new big – Seth Godin The Apple Way – Jeffrey L. Cruikshank Freakonomics – Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner DisneyWar – James B. Stewart Up Till Now – William Shatner I would not mind reading and actually would like to […]

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The Neat & Simple Guide to Organizing Your Home Office!

The Neat & Simple Guide to Organizing Your Home Office!

Hello everyone, today I would like to point out a wonderful book which is a Neat and Simple Guide to Organizing Your Home Office. As you know from reading my blog I do not promote a lot of products or have any advertisements on my site; however, this book by fellow ADDer Ariane Benefit, M.S.Ed. is about something just about all of us ADDers dread. I certainly can use a neat and simple guide for organizing. For more information you can check out Ariane’s helpful book here. Highly recommended. +Have you tried to get organized in the past, but given up because the systems were too cumbersome to maintain? +Do you work from home and want to get your office under control, but don’t want to spend a lot of time doing it? +Are you looking for better ways to manage your “TO DO” Lists? +Are you a professional organizer, […]

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