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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,815 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leo Tolstoy Narrator: Piotr Korshunkov Publisher: IDDK Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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Published in 1852, Childhood is the first novel in the autobiographical trilogy the includes Boyhood, and Youth. It was Tolstoy's first published work and established him as a major literary figure. Childhood explores the internal life of Nikolenka, a young boy. The novel expressionistically mixes fact and fiction, which represented a new form of Russian writing at the time.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 2/20/2014

    " A good early book on ADD in children and adults.(A more recent book by the same authors, entitled Delivered from Distraction, may be the best current book on the subject). This book came out around the time ADD was starting to be better understood, and it contains a lot of interesting case studies illustrating some of the different forms of ADD and its subtypes, such as with or without hyperactivity. ADD has been described as paradoxical because of its many seemingly contradictory symptoms. For example, a child with ADD may not be able to pay attention in class but at other times be able to hyper-focus, spending countless hours on an activity that interests him. ADD can be difficult to diagnose because symptoms often differ among individuals and between children and adults. A child may not be able to stay in his seat or may be constantly daydreaming, while ADD in an adult may be marked by disorganization, forgetfulness, difficulty focusing, procrastination (which may come from an inability to focus on a project, despite one's best efforts, until a deadline looms and the pressure is on), difficulty with transitions or trouble switching mental gears, frequent fidgeting during meetings, and others. Adults with ADD also often have a lot of good ideas or great flashes of insight, but often, because of the other symptoms, have difficulty following through with those ideas, leading to inconsistent performance. Because ADD has been discovered in adults relatively recently, and because nearly everyone experiences many of these symptoms from time to time (though to a lesser degree), adult ADD often goes undetected and undiagnosed. Unfortunately, when left untreated, the inevitable difficulties that arise often lead to so-called "secondary symptoms," such as low self esteem, depression, and anxiety. As with all such books that cover many aspects of a topic, several parts can be skimmed. But this book is very well written and extremely valuable for anyone who thinks they or someone they know might have ADD. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamey | 2/16/2014

    " Got adult A.D.D.? Read this! Ever called it an "excuse" instead of an explanation? Read this and think again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 2/14/2014

    " I learned two things from this book: (1) That I probably don't have ADD, and (2) how to identify what symptoms of ADD look like. The latter lesson helped provide much more tolerance and understanding of ADD symptoms that I now see in a new light among friends and co-workers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lori | 2/5/2014

    " The stories in this book are interesting, but it didn't take long for me to realize that this is NOT my daughter. She is easily distracted and at the same time intuitive, but whatever is going on in her little mind, it's not ADD. I read a few chapters to gain some insight into the issue, but just didn't need to go on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 1/28/2014

    " Easy read, about ADD and how it affects different people and helpful coping methods people have used to live with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liberty | 1/26/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. Not only did it give wonderful insight into the mind of a person with ADD, but it was written with humor and honesty. I appreciate the tips and guidelines it suggests. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 1/13/2014

    " With a family member that has been diagnosed with ADHD, this book makes sense of all that happens. Recognizing those traits and being able to put a name to something that has eluded our family for quite some time. The book is both eductional and informative. I would recommend this book to anyone that has a family member or someone they know who has been diagnosed with ADHD. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noura | 1/13/2014

    " This is the seminal word on ADD and the author is the leading mind on diagnosis and treatment. Very easy to read and understand, and provides great information on skill training and therapy to overcome ADD, does not only recommend medication. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DDog | 1/8/2014

    " This book was recommended to me, and I can see why. It was easy to read, the chapter breakdown was clear and sensible, and it has a lot of information. It has a few helpful tips sections, some of which may be useful even for those who don't have ADD but need some help with organization. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 1/6/2014

    " Very, very interesting. Something everyone should read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie Carosella | 12/21/2013

    " very imformative and well written "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tess Shishido | 12/18/2013

    " Hallowell has ADHD himself. He understands the pitfalls of the disorder and argues that those with ADHD possess inherent strengths as well. A must read for teachers and parents. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leonard | 12/9/2013

    " An interesting and informative introduction to Attention Deficit Disorder as it manifests itself in children and adults, "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 10/23/2013

    " I thought the book was way too dry to have been written for people with ADHD. It took me forever to finish it because it was so boring. I didn't care for all the case studies in the beginning but I did learn some things I didn't already know about this disorder from reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 10/12/2013

    " Great information reminded me of why I do what I do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ckrippner | 10/7/2013

    " Recommended from my doctor and an easy read. A good place to start. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shareen Wornson | 9/17/2013

    " This is a really good book for learning about what ADD is - and it's not just for kids. Lots of stories of people who have ADD and how it has manifested itself in their lives. Good information. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 9/1/2013

    " So, so helpful. After hearing a radio interview with the author, I was so impressed with his compassion. I think that made the read even better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Wood | 8/28/2013

    " Excellent explanaition of ADD/ADHD, highly informative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iman Elshawaf | 8/17/2013

    " thiis book is a great explanation of the case when you do not understand why are you always not accomplishing tasks or not getting along with everyone around you "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandi | 4/28/2013

    " Classic, must-read self help book on ADHD. Information is accurate and informative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth A | 3/14/2013

    " Insightful and helpful. Quick read. Enjoyed the empirical evidence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 2/24/2013

    " Good book on ADD/ADHD. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 8/19/2012

    " Great for adults trying to make sense of own experiences as an adult child with attention deficit disorder "

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