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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (201 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edward M. Hallowell Narrator: Don Leslie Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN: 9781415934906
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Are you too busy? Are you always running behind? Is your calendar loaded with more than you can possibly accomplish? Is it driving you crazy? You're not alone. Crazybusy–the modern phenomenon of brain overload–is a national epidemic. Without intending for it to happen, we've plunged ourselves into a mad rush of activity, expecting our brains to keep track of more than they comfortably or effectively can. In fact, as attention deficit disorder expert and bestselling author Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., argues in this groundbreaking new audiobook, brain overload has reached the point where our entire society is suffering from culturally induced ADD.

But as Dr. Hallowell argues, being crazybusy can also be an opportunity. The impulse to be busy can be turned to our advantage once we get in touch with our needs and take charge of how we really want to spend our time. Through quick exercises (perfect for busy people), focused advice on everything on everything from lifestyle to time management, and examples chosen from his extensive clinical experience, Dr. Hallowell goes step-by-step over the process of unsnarling frantic lives.

In CRAZYBUSY, Dr. Hallowell offers sound, sane, and accessible guidance for anyone suffering from the harried pace of modern life. If you find yourself pulled in a million different directions, here at last is the opportunity to stop being busy, start being happy, and still get things done. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katharine Hawkinson | 2/18/2014

    " I guess I am too busy to read this. Got a couple chapters in, but ironically kept skimming because I was too busy. Maybe another time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meghann | 2/7/2014

    " This book was a waste of my very precious time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa Davis | 2/7/2014

    " Some good tips on how to manage time, but it's unlikely that I will do the full-scale evaluation of time spent like Hallowell suggests. I guess if I get that desperate, I may, but for now, I've got a few take-always that make this a worthwhile read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/6/2014

    " Very good book and helps put our crazy lives in perspective. Definitely worth reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 2/5/2014

    " Good reminder to slow down and take a breath once in a while. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenna | 2/4/2014

    " After suffering through more than 3/4 of this book, I just couldn't take it any more. There isn't an original idea to be found and the author's writing style is unbelievably annoying. Personally, I found CrazyBusy to be a total waste of time and money. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ozma | 2/3/2014

    " If you ever feel that technology, television etc are having their way with you, then read this book. It provides the motivation to take control of technology. As I think about it, I want to read this book again to refresh my memory on its techniques. The author is a specialist on A.D.D., and essentially, all of today's technologies have given us all a small form of A.D.D. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 1/31/2014

    " "Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap" An honest view of our maxed-out lives and some strategies for taking time back, slowing down, and recognizing the pros and cons of our new connectedness and technology. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heath | 1/19/2014

    " Great book with some very interesting insights into the "modern world". I was expecting a more precise road map for how to approach structure & focus but I realized at the end that the generalities presented were exactly what the "Doctor ordered". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 1/15/2014

    " Mostly disappointing. I went into it sold on the premise that the constant distractions of today's society can create ADD-like symptoms, but the book did not provide much new information. Granted, the book's layout did not translate well to audio: too many lists. I was just hoping for more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy | 1/6/2014

    " OK. I learned some productivity tips for minimizing electronic distractions. I found the made up words distracting though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 11/14/2013

    " Though it did not exactly instill great new habits in me for productivity, it did reassure me that I wasn't the only one who felt this way and that I'm not actually crazy; it's this world that's crazy and you have to recognize that before you can deal with it in a healthy way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monk | 10/11/2013

    " Solid on observations about the modern world, short on practical solutions. Primarily a stop-and-smell-the-roses kind of thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 9/10/2013

    " I read this for fun. It's not a Christian book, but it has clever insights into the fast-paced world in which we live. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 8/19/2013

    " another one of the three books that i have bedside. a must read for anyone living in the West. i also read this book while touring Japan. completely changed my living behavior. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerry Ann | 11/28/2012

    " I found this book very helpful. I am full of energy and enthusiasm and this book helped me take a balanced look at my life. It gave me strategies to avoid over doing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olivia | 10/10/2012

    " This is the best book I've read explaining how we got ourselves into this mess we are in--overbooked and driving ourselves and our children crazy. It's not preachy, doesn't condemn all our activitiy, just makes us think about HOW we are using our time, and what we are actually getting out of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 10/7/2012

    " This book really opened my eyes to a new way of thinking. I found myself thinking, "Oh maybe it is me that needs to change and not my husband!"=) Highly recommended for anyone who wants to find a way to slow down in this crazy busy world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jien | 10/5/2012

    " There were some interesting details and a great chart on determining the worth of time spent on every activity. The downside though was that there were many example stories that were just redundant and unneeded, not to mention boring. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Colleen Wainwright | 2/19/2012

    " Any book addressing the issue of overloaded modern lives ought to be far shorter and far less self-congratulatory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 1/10/2012

    " A great book to help one re-examine the pace and priorities of life! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daphne | 10/25/2011

    " This was a really good book. It has a lot of great information about how to not feel so overwhelmed with being busy in every part of your daily life! I recommend that everyone should read this book!! It's beneficial to everyone, no matter what you do in your life! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paula | 12/13/2010

    " Great content, a good read, but the book didn't meet my expectations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 11/7/2010

    " another one of the three books that i have bedside. a must read for anyone living in the West. i also read this book while touring Japan. completely changed my living behavior. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 10/7/2010

    " A great book to help one re-examine the pace and priorities of life! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heath | 8/22/2010

    " Great book with some very interesting insights into the "modern world". I was expecting a more precise road map for how to approach structure & focus but I realized at the end that the generalities presented were exactly what the "Doctor ordered". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 5/25/2010

    " I read this for fun. It's not a Christian book, but it has clever insights into the fast-paced world in which we live. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meghann | 5/23/2010

    " This book was a waste of my very precious time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teradatodd | 4/21/2010

    " I really like his humor. Will be easy to keep going while living in this crazy busy schedule. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 4/10/2010

    " This book really opened my eyes to a new way of thinking. I found myself thinking, "Oh maybe it is me that needs to change and not my husband!"=) Highly recommended for anyone who wants to find a way to slow down in this crazy busy world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monk | 12/9/2009

    " Solid on observations about the modern world, short on practical solutions. Primarily a stop-and-smell-the-roses kind of thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexa | 7/31/2009

    " Reminds to focus on what is truely important...which is easy to forget in this Crazy Busy world! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Incommunicado | 12/26/2008

    " Mostly disappointing. I went into it sold on the premise that the constant distractions of today's society can create ADD-like symptoms, but the book did not provide much new information. Granted, the book's layout did not translate well to audio: too many lists. I was just hoping for more. "

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About the Author
Author Edward M. Hallowell

Edward M. Hallowell, MD, author and psychiatrist for adults and children, was an instructor at Harvard Medical School for over twenty years. He is now the director of the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in New York City and Sudbury, Massachusetts. He is the author of Crazy Busy and coauthor of Driven to Distraction.

About the Narrator

Don Leslie has appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, and in regional theaters throughout the country. He has been heard in thousands of commercials, promos for all the broadcast networks and most cable stations, political campaigns, movie trailers, and over fifty audiobooks.