Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2020
Overall I thought this book had some great advice about living with ADHD and the challenges people with ADHD and who live with people affected by ADHD face. I would give it five stars but I was really hoping for more straight forward advice on managing my difficulties and more structure. I was hoping for something more along the lines of a 12 Step Program, or Stephen Covey's 7 Habits for Highly Effective People aimed at people who suffer from ADHD. I have read other books relating to Neuroscience by John J. Ratey which were quite good but also very anecdotal so I should not have been surprised. If you are looking for a broad overview of ADHD with entertaining anecdotal stories about living with ADHD I highly recommend this book. If you are like me searching for a more concise treatment plan based on cognitive therapy I recommend Willam Glasner's Choice Theory, or Stephen Covey's 7 Habits for Highly Effective People. They focus on proactive lifestyle choices and provide simple checklists for implementing them. LIke Ratey, Glassner takes a very anecdotal approach but is much simpler and structured in his advice. I hope that I can take the information gleamed from this book and adapt it to some of the frameworks I have enountered elsewhere and while I was not looking for anecdotal advice there are a lot of positives knowing that I am not alone in my struggles which I think was the authors' prime concern which they delivered on so the book lives up to its name Delivered from Distraction even if it is not exactly what I hoped for.
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