ADHD and Me: What I Learned from Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table

ADHD and Me: What I Learned from Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table

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Overview

Blake Taylor's mother first suspected he had ADHD when he, at only three years of age, tried to push his infant sister in her carrier off the kitchen table. As time went by, Blake developed a reputation for being hyperactive and impulsive. He launched rockets (accidentally) into neighbor's swimming pools and set off alarms in museums. Blake was diagnosed formally with ADHD when he was five years old. In ADHD and Me, he tells about the next twelve years as he learns to live with both the good and bad sides of life with ADHD.

Blake's memoir offers, for the first time, a young person's account of what it's like to live and grow up with this common condition. Join Blake as he foils bullies, confronts unfair teachers, struggles with distraction and disorganization on exams, and goes sailing out-of-bounds and ends up with a boatload of spiders. It will be an inspiration and companion to the thousands of others like him who must find a way to thrive with a different perspective than many of us. The book features an introduction by psychologist Lara Honos-Webb, author of The Gift of ADHD, and a leading advocate for kids with ADHD.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572245228
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 02/02/2008
Series: Unassigned Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 790,091
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Blake E. S. Taylor, a first-year medical student at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, is the youngest person to write about living with ADHD. At seventeen years of age, he wrote his memoir ADHD and Me. Taylor is a a national advocate for young people with the condition.

Taylor has appeared on CNN.com’s Young People Who Rock, National Public Radio, and San Francisco’s ABC7 News, FOX Mornings at 2, CBS 5 Bay Area People, KCBS NewsRadio with Rebecca Corral. He has been featured by the Associated Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, and in a cover story in ADDitude magazine. His book, currently in its fourth printing, has been translated into Chinese, Korean, Dutch, and Polish.

Read Blake's blog at teenDailyStrength.com.





Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, is a worldwide attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) expert, and offers ADHD coaching. She is a clinical psychologist, and author of The Gift of ADHD, The Gift of ADHD Activity Book, The Gift of Adult ADD, The ADHD Workbook for Teens, and Listening to Depression. She has also published more than twenty-five scholarly articles. Learn more about her work at www.addisagift.com.

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