[books pdf] You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: A Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit DisorderAuthor Kate Kelly – Bilb-weil.de

With You Mean I m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy , Kelly and Ramundo bring together their considerable personal and professional experiences to create the essential guide to identifying, understanding and managing the dynamics of ADD in adults


10 thoughts on “You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: A Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

  1. Michele Harrod Michele Harrod says:

    Thanks This is all I can say to these authors Talk about pick a book up, and suddenly understand your whole life And yes, I did think that, and yes, I have since been tested ADHD positive, at my ripe old age of 44 Never even knew such a thing existed in Adults The discovery and the journey of self understanding, forgiveness and learning new ways to live, have been utterly life changing and amazing Wow, I really wasn t lazy, crazy or stupid Very cool.


  2. Marley Marley says:

    Kind of ironically, I m going to call this one too scattered I get that when they started, this was a work by not so professionals trying to get the word out when zero other material existed on the market, so they tried to cover absolutely everything.However SO many anecdotes thrown in for a paragraph at a time and then referred to 300 pages later, so many that you kind of lose track of anything so many different types of ADDers are actually supposed to have in common with each other So man Kind of ironically, I m going to call this one too scattered I get that when they started, this was a work by not so professionals trying to get the word out when zero other material existed on the market, so they tried to cover absolutely everything.However SO many anecdotes thrown in for a paragraph at a time and then referred to 300 pages later, so many that you kind of lose track of anything so many different types of ADDers are actually supposed to have in common with each other So many different angles at trying to boost one s self esteem that don t all match up with each other And so many different kinds of listmaking that they seem to suggest you do all at once thus overwhelming the easily overwhelmed ADHD types All that said, some very valuable nuggets of gold for the newly diagnosed or the probably about to be diagnosed money line here I think the string of quotations I scribble into my commonplace book are going to be infinitelyvaluable than this book as I experienced it in real time.The final 4 chapters of the revised edition, written after 10 years of experience as ADD life coaches and thus filled with muchconcrete suggestions, might end up my favorite parts All the stuff on meditation, exercise, pulling it together when having an overwhelm, and ADD specific ways to fight negative self talk c.f my Feeling Good review actually seem pretty useful Hold on for my next review, which will cover a book on this subject that so far is proving farconsistent and digestible and interesting to me


  3. James Oliver James Oliver says:

    It s the first book I read on ADD so I guess the initial favourable impression was just a kind of ah, at last I am not alone kind of recognition However, I ve liked it less as time passes It is badly organised and set out with far too many exclamation marks and EMPHASIS It s a real victim book One thing that is good is that it outlines the various sub types of ADDers ADD symptoms manifest themselves in different kinds of behaviours among different types of people It s not just cra It s the first book I read on ADD so I guess the initial favourable impression was just a kind of ah, at last I am not alone kind of recognition However, I ve liked it less as time passes It is badly organised and set out with far too many exclamation marks and EMPHASIS It s a real victim book One thing that is good is that it outlines the various sub types of ADDers ADD symptoms manifest themselves in different kinds of behaviours among different types of people It s not just crazy tartrezine fueled kids running around causing chaos I think Driven to Distraction is a better and ultimatelyhelpful book


  4. Emma Sea Emma Sea says:

    Well, who knows if I have ADD or not, but certainly the strategies I have in place so I can cope with life are exactly the same strategies the authors recommend for ADD Except meditation I read a lot of books that suggest meditation, and I m so resistant to the idea and I do not know why But to some extent aren t these just strategies that all adults use to get stuff done and keep sane SCHEDULE Time track Use notebooks to record everything Evernote is the greatest invention in the world Well, who knows if I have ADD or not, but certainly the strategies I have in place so I can cope with life are exactly the same strategies the authors recommend for ADD Except meditation I read a lot of books that suggest meditation, and I m so resistant to the idea and I do not know why But to some extent aren t these just strategies that all adults use to get stuff done and keep sane SCHEDULE Time track Use notebooks to record everything Evernote is the greatest invention in the world Keep a routine Make room for quiet time Get enough sleep Find balance still one I have trouble with What I actually wanted the book for strategies for working with a co worker with ADD not actually so useful, because the focus is on developing personal self management routines, rather than things I can do in the workplace to make life easier for them and make us productive when working together So much is variable that I m going to have to ask them what they prefer but not over the telephone So that was one good tip I can t judge how good this book would be for the target market, but it seems really comprehensive, I liked the authors writing style, and I enjoyed reading it I think this would also work for people who are just temporarily overwhelmed with stuff, and not only for people with ADD 3.5 stars rounded down


  5. Pamela Pamela says:

    Finally, I m not alone For years I thought I was crazy I thought if I tell anyone what its like inside my head, surely they ll have me committed So I kept quiet It wasn t until my kids were diagnosed with ADHD and my daughter explained to me what its like in her head, that I realized I had ADD I still wasn t sure what that meant, so I went looking for books The title of this one immediately caught my attention, but I was sure the information contained inside couldn t possibly live up to th Finally, I m not alone For years I thought I was crazy I thought if I tell anyone what its like inside my head, surely they ll have me committed So I kept quiet It wasn t until my kids were diagnosed with ADHD and my daughter explained to me what its like in her head, that I realized I had ADD I still wasn t sure what that meant, so I went looking for books The title of this one immediately caught my attention, but I was sure the information contained inside couldn t possibly live up to the title that I so easily related to I was wrong This book has been a savior, in a head that is constantly cluttered, streaming, and screaming for peace, now I know I m not alone I know I can manage what sometimes feels like an uphill battle, in 10 feet of snow, without my shoes on The book is funny, well organized, and easy to read for someone who tends to read several books at one time because I can t keep my head in just one I m in the process of reading all of Kate and Peggy s books on ADD


  6. Amy Rhoda Brown Amy Rhoda Brown says:

    Starting right from the awkward title, this book is showing its age Written back in the nineties when it was apparently the only ADD book it tries to cover all the conceivable angles of the ADD life in one dense tome It s text heavy, with narrow margins and clunky visual design, leavened only by some unattractive and often irrelevant cartoons.It s 2016 and you can now read books or at least articles about every conceivable concern for people with AD HD AD HD in the workplace, AD HD in th Starting right from the awkward title, this book is showing its age Written back in the nineties when it was apparently the only ADD book it tries to cover all the conceivable angles of the ADD life in one dense tome It s text heavy, with narrow margins and clunky visual design, leavened only by some unattractive and often irrelevant cartoons.It s 2016 and you can now read books or at least articles about every conceivable concern for people with AD HD AD HD in the workplace, AD HD in the bedroom, AD HD for women, men, boys and girls, AD HD on vacation, AD HD and personal grooming, AD HD and pets I can keep going as long as I can think of things to Google You definitely do not need to slog your way through this book It was, no doubt, an amazing resource in its time, but now it can safely be retired


  7. Ayla Ayla says:

    3.5 starsSelf help book on understanding ADHD and implementing strategies on how to successfully live with it Easy to read and fun pictures to break up the chapters keeping you motivated to finish Found much that I related to while some parts not so much.


  8. Kirsten Kirsten says:

    I can see why this was recommended to me by so many people It s a good, friendly guide for people who ve been diagnosed with ADHD as an adult Occasionally it s a bit dated, especially some of the organizational advice, but overall I found it super helpful and appreciated the cheerful tone.


  9. Laura Laura says:

    Note This review refers to the eAudiobook, a 2 hour long abridgment of the original book.I don t believe I have ADD, but I thought the book might have some useful strategies for dealing with procrastination and disorganization Perhaps the full length book does include that type of content, but this abridged edition did not Perhaps this audiobook would serve as a useful refresher if you had read the full length book It is not useful as standalone material.Most of the information did not seem Note This review refers to the eAudiobook, a 2 hour long abridgment of the original book.I don t believe I have ADD, but I thought the book might have some useful strategies for dealing with procrastination and disorganization Perhaps the full length book does include that type of content, but this abridged edition did not Perhaps this audiobook would serve as a useful refresher if you had read the full length book It is not useful as standalone material.Most of the information did not seem specific to ADD and it was explained too superficially to be useful For example, active listening and the use of I statements were covered in only a minute or two each.Fairly early in the recording, they recommend tracking, in great detail, how you spend your time for 2 3 weeks, then analyzing your records to plan your time for an upcoming week This advice sounds nearly impossible for anybody to follow, let alone somebody who struggles to sustain attention And then they go on to say that your plan will probably fail


  10. Marti Dumas Marti Dumas says:

    The book was well organized and the voice was genuine If I had read it when it was originally published years ago, I probably would have found it informative Unfortunately, I was hoping to gain some insight into ADD for adults and I didn t learn anything that I didn t already know I d give it 2 stars because the Goodreads label says 2 stars It was okay, but that seems like a pretty low rating for a book that does have pertinent information despite not being helpful for me.