Thank you to everyone who has so generously received my book, Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder (August 31, 2008, 1201 Alarm Press).
I noticed that today it is #3 on Amazon in the category of books on Adult ADHD and #10 on books about couples and family therapy (of which there are hundreds!).
Moreover, the reviews you’ve posted on Amazon have deeply touched my heart. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts and reactions — and especially to reach out to other potential readers with a message of hope and optimism.
For the many years I toiled on this book, I had no idea how it would be received. It took a giant leap of faith—and lots of moral support from my husband, the “veterans,” and many others. Thanks so much to everyone who helped along the way.
To learn more about the book on Amazon: Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?
Read chapter-by-chapter essays in the You Me ADHD book club on this blog.
5 thoughts on ““Is It You, Me, or A.D.D.?” Amazon Bestseller – Thank You!”
Exhilarating it was! I talked about my current book, why I blog and generally about my experiences with ADHD. I handed out flyers about One Boy’s Struggle and gave away all those little extras you sent me about your book. There were a lot of heart breaking stories I listened to too and it got a bit overwhelming after a while… wasn’t just about ADHD, but many other conditions which are seeking federal support etc… for example did you know that adults with ADHD in Germany cannot claim their medical expenses towards their insurance, because, the German Federal Gov believes ADHD is a disorder only for those under 18… However, that’s not something the doctors treating ADHD agree with anymore! It’ll take a decade to change I am sure. That goes for my insurance too. I have to pay for such treatment out of my pocket; however, since I am still treated for depression, that’s used as the diagnosis officially… sad isn’t it? That’s a big reason I passed out the info on your book – the adults over here need that info badly. Can you send me more flyers and book marks etc? Still have my address?
I think you will love London! I have not been there in a while. I think you would have a lot of success in all of Europe especially Holland and Germany! Only a half hour flight from London to Amsterdam 🙂 A 45min flight from where I am at to London. I was in Frankfurt yesterday, passed the airport lol! If I had some leave time I would be happy to fly over the English Channel to see you!
Bryan — that indeed sounds exhilarating! Kudos! Did you speak about your current book, your upcoming book, or something else entirely?
I will be speaking in London for the ADDISS conference (speaking at the conference and also offering a free public lecture). http://www.addiss.co.uk/GinaPera.doc
I’m not sure what I’ll do if several hundred people show up — probably pass out! 🙂
I am not the least surprised! It’s one of the best books every written for us!
Recently I was honored to speak at rally over here and I gave away all the little extra’s you sent me with your book, that way they could hopefully remember to order it later 🙂 You might be surprised how many Europeans speak and read English flawlessly.
It was very exhilarating speaking to such a large crowd! I am used to speaking in front of a hundred or so people for my job; however, the rally was unreal and all so passionate!
Thanks for all you do!
Hip-hip-hurray! Gina, you and your book deserve the recognition and the sales. And, of course, the book deserves to be read and re-read by anyone connected to anyone who is connected to AD/HD.
I say this with confidence because I have read your book and recommended it to others, who have been uniformly positive about it.
The book stands head and shoulders above so many because it is dense – but eminently readable – with information for doctors, therapists, the AD/HD “patient” and their loved ones.
You will see more in my review, soon to come. WE thank YOU.
Very BIG congrats!! Your deep insights, excellent writing skills, and basic common sense stand out in a sea of ADHD confusion and speculation.
From diagnosis to treatment the ADHD protocols should be reviewed more carefully, and we should, as have so accurately pointed out, listen more to our patients, and less to the speculations and statistics that don’t seem to show up in anyone’s office.
The ADHD community really should ‘thank you’ for your good science reportage and superior front line experience.
Way to go girl!