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Answers to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell
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Sep 23, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: self-help, non-fiction
Read from February 09 to September 23, 2010

Fantastic resource. I am so glad that I made it a goal to finish this book before reading others. It's not laid out with any sort of narrative. It is literally answers to a pile of cards Hallowell had collected from people asking him questions about ADHD. He organized them into themes and answered them one at a time. Theoretically, one is supposed to come to the book with a question, then search for the proper chapter. Since there were so many pearls of advice and wisdom to be discovered throughout the entire book, I chose to read it chapter by chapter, answer by answer. It was ADHD torture. I believe I spent 3 or 4 years reading this book.

However, the things I learned in the last big push made the book four stars for me. I can't say I'd recommend reading this book, but I do recommend referencing it. If you wish to understand ADHD better, this book is perfect for the task.

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Reading Progress

09/22/2010 page 268
76.0% "Now on chapter 16. I had no idea there was an entire chapter dedicated to anger management in here. Riveting reading for me."
09/23/2010 page 288
82.0% ""For individuals w/ ADD, reassurance belongs in the same category w/ food & water." Brilliant. Such truth."

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