Oh boy. This is going to be fun. And, I hope, life-changing.
This book club will be free, fun, and illuminating. I hope it will serve in place of face-to-face groups that are too far and few between.
It’s never too late to join in. Everyone is welcome to comment.
The goal is simple: To provide a far-flung, on-your-own-time forum for discussing book-inspired epiphanies and broadening everyone’s understanding of Adult ADHD.
Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? covers a lot of ground, and it’s a very dense book. There’s no fluff!
One-Stop Resource for Individuals and Couples
Contrary to the common perception, it is not a book about ADHD and relationships. I designed it to be one-stop shopping for adults with ADHD and their loved ones for “stopping the roller coaster” of ADHD fallout in their lives. (See chapter list at the end of this post.)
A book fan-turned-friend has offered to ringlead, and you will be hearing more from Taylor soon. She’s a fantastic writer, and she knows this topic from many personal angles. She has ADHD, diagnosed just a few years ago. Her husband was diagnosed shortly after she was. As for the four children? Well, that’s an unfolding story. Stay tuned.
Briefly, It Works This Way:
1. With each post in the book club, we will explore one chapter of the book. (There are 23 chapters plus the intro and three appendices.)
2. Taylor will explain how that chapter has affected her understanding of ADHD. She will offer examples from her life and that of her friends and family members who also face ADHD-related issues in their own lives and relationships.
3. Sometimes, Taylor and I will call on our friends to write a guest post. Just to mix things up a bit.
4. Now comes your part: Share your comments about anything in the chapter or in Taylor’s post.
So, Get Ready to Participate in the Book Club!
If you’d like to more fully participate by reading or listening to the book first, here are links to sources for purchasing the paperback and audio version:
- On Amazon: paperback and Kindle, with audio available as Mp3 downloads or on CDs
- BN.com: paperback and Nook (also available at Barnes & Noble Stores)
- Audible.com: audio download
- Tantor.com: CDs, Mp3 on CDs, and downloadable Mp3
Thank you, Taylor, for helping to make a long-held wish come true!
And now for the preview of the chapter-by-chapter lineup: the book’s table of contents.
From the Tunnel of Love to the Roller Coaster:
Could Your Partner Have ADHD?
1 Who Has a Ticket to Ride? Spotting ADHD’s Surprising Signs
2 Laying the Track’s Foundation: What Is ADHD, Anyway?
3 Deconstructing Your Coaster: Why Each Is Unique
4 Financial Loop-the-Loops: “It’s Only Money, Honey!”
5 Driving While Distracted: The Roller Coaster Hits the Road
6 Peaks and Valleys: ADHD in the Bedroom
7 More Mystifying Twists and Turns
Roller Coaster Whiplash and G-Force Confusion:
How Many Plunges Before You Say, “Whoa!”
8 First Plunge: Explaining the Inexplicable
9 Second Plunge: Managing the Unmanageable
10 Third Plunge: Breaking Down in Illness—Or Through to Truth
Your Relationship and the Art of Roller Coaster Maintenance:
Four Success Strategies
Success Strategy #1: Taking Care of Yourself
Introduction: The Amusement Park’s Emergency Room
11 Strategies for Right Now
12 Solving ADHD’s Double Whammy
Success Strategy #2: Dealing With Denial
Introduction: Roller Coaster? What Roller Coaster?
13 Psychological Denial: The FEAR Factor
14 Biological Denial: Not Unwilling to See—Just Unable
15 New Ways to Broach “The Conversation”
16 More Solutions and Strategies
Success Strategy #3: Finding Effective Therapy
Introduction: Calling in a Consultant to Help Retrofit Your Ride
17 Why the Wrong Therapy Is Worse Than No Therapy
18 Therapy That Works for ADHD
19 More Solutions and Strategies
Success Strategy #4: Understanding Medication’s Role
Introduction: Tightening the Brakes on the Roller Coaster
20 Making Connections Between Brain and Behavior
21 Rx: Treatment Results That Last
22 Maximizing Lifestyle Choices, Minimizing Rx Side Effects
23 Catch Your Breath and Take Five
Adult ADHD Evaluation and Diagnosis
“But I Heard That…”: More Background for the Unconvinced
Three Views from Decades on the ADHD Roller Coaster