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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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