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3.0037037037037 out of 53.0037037037037 out of 53.0037037037037 out of 53.0037037037037 out of 53.0037037037037 out of 5 3.00 (540 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Kelly, Peggy Ramundo Narrator: Kate Kelly, Peggy Ramundo Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 1995 ISBN: 9780743541084
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The first self-help audio program by ADD adults for ADD adults!

Attention Deficit Disorder, the most common learning and behavioral problem among children, also affects millions of adult Americans, more of which are being diagnosed with this potentially disabling condition every day.

Now Kate Kelly, a clinical psychiatric nurse, and Peggy Ramundo, a specialist in learning disorders -- both of whom were diagnosed with ADD after discovering it in their children -- bring together their considerable personal and professional experiences to create the essential guide to identifying, understanding, and managing the dynamics of ADD in adults.

You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid Or Crazy?! provides accurate information, practical "how-to's," up-to-date research findings and moral support, and explores such issues as:

– the differences unique to ADD adults and their impact on daily life
– the diagnostic process
– treatment options
– personal, family, and work relationships

Already well respected across the country, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid Or Crazy?! is the indispensable reference for anyone who faces the challenge of ADD on a daily basis.

Is your life in balance?

1. What is your daily/weekly work capacity?
2. How much sleep and rest do you need, including "down time" when there are no demands placed on you?
3. What is your financial bottom line -- how much income do you require to maintain an acceptable standard of living?
4. How much time should you devote to family and friends?
5. What must you do to renew yourself spiritually, not just in the sense of religion, but regarding anything that gives your life meaning?
6. How much and what kind of recreational activities are critical for your well-being?
7. How long can you work efficiently without a break?
8. What obligations must you fulfill?
9. What things are cluttering your life and should be eliminated?
10. How much time do you spend daily on self-maintenance: grooming, dressing, or health care?

Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Refreshing, engaging, humorous and true. The title alone makes this a book to remember…Should help anyone affected by ADD.”   

    Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

  • “A much needed addition to the ADD bookshelf.” 

    John Ratey, M.D. 

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 2/7/2014

    " One of the best books I have ever read on ADD. This made a lot of things regarding my ADD so much clearer. It is written by authors who also have ADD and it is easy to read. You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! : A Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 1/30/2014

    " Didn't finish. It got a little, well, ADD, and then I got distracted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele Cacano | 1/26/2014

    " This book is known as The Bible of Adult ADD. First published in the early '90's, this version has been updated to include new findings on AADD behavior, treatments, and medicine. It was very helpful in understanding both the disorder and the place it has in our culture. Some parts were less relevant to me, so I scanned through more quickly, but the authors even suggest that the reader read the book any way they see fit - cover to cover (like me) or jumping around from chapter to chapter as more of a reference. While thorough, there is much personality that comes through to keep the reader engaged. Recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 1/25/2014

    " Must read for people with ADD or those who have close friends or family with the condition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Graziela Chela | 1/23/2014

    " This book is very helpful and uplifting for those who probably REALLY have ADHD. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 1/17/2014

    " Wow. Yet another book about me. This thing has me pinned dead on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Verwey | 1/15/2014

    " Best practical resource I've read so far for adults living with ADHD. Thorough but lighthearted look at the disorder and its affect on every aspect of living. Pick up the updated version for the latest research and helpful tips. A+ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 12/27/2013

    " I have ADHD as well and the whole time reading this I though I compared to my life completely. I'm glad a read this book it makes me think I'm not as crazy as I though I was "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany | 12/2/2013

    " Best self help book for adults with ADD! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 11/27/2013

    " this has truly helped me with my adhd "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janno | 11/2/2013

    " There were so many anecdotes in this book that hit home! The title truly covers how I felt when I learned about ADHD. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M | 10/21/2013

    " This book has way too many anecdotes for me. It was published in the 1990s so it also needs to be updated. And it needed a better editor; I think it could be cut down in length. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ckrippner | 9/16/2013

    " It took me awhile to finish this book but it was worth the read and parts made me laugh~which I needed! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 8/25/2013

    " First I had trouble with the writing style. After I stuck with it and learned alot ADD. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aleksandr | 5/31/2013

    " I do not think this is a bad or sub-standard book, not by far. But as the book notes, it is written for those with, well, an attention deficit, and the length of it strikes me as wholly inconsistent with that, even despite its early chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 3/13/2013

    " Helps explain the emotional fallout from ADHD and how understanding the disorder and confidence can help people with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Oglesby | 2/6/2013

    " Great information. Would love to see greater exploration of alternatives to medication. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cori | 1/8/2013

    " This book had some helpful and encouraging information, but... more than anything... listening to this book was like being trapped in the mind of someone with ADD... in a nutshell, scattered and disorganized. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crazy Uncle Ryan | 10/2/2012

    " I really found this book to be helpful. This book taught me a lot about ADD and I found out that much of what I had been told about the condition when I was first diagnosed as a kid had been proven wrong. I also liked the simple, practical advice it provided. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 3/27/2012

    " A lot of good information about ADD. The writing style is conversational and a bit wordy, which made it somewhat difficult for me to read. After the first couple of chapters, I could get what I needed out of it just by skimming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/14/2012

    " A good starting place for understanding adult ADHD "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon St. John, LPC | 12/8/2011

    " This book!!! Has changed by life, my understanding and compassion not only for myself but other ADDers. I have countless clients who have taken my recommendation to read this book and it has been an eye opener and offers the reader a path toward healing and change. The authors write from a place of compassion, personal knowledge and hope. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has, or thinks they have ADD/ADHD as well as the people whose lives have been effected by an ADDer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 8/4/2011

    " Love it. Answers a lot of questions regarding myself and what it was that I went through (emotionally) growing up. The book as opened my eyes to new ways, as well as educate my child that also has ADD with skills to help him succeed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shareen Wornson | 6/2/2011

    " I was diagnosed with ADD about 2 weeks ago and am trying to learn all I can. I have the originally published book from the early 1990's, but it's very well written for the layperson. I'm not sure if I identify with all the ADD people, but I am learning some good things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Traci | 1/11/2011

    " This is a great book even if it is a bit overwhelming with so much information packed in each chapter, on each page. It has really helped me understand those I know who live with this condition every day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 6/23/2010

    " What a wealth of knowledge. I know more about helping me with every detail of ADD and also help relate to my son.

    I would recommend this to anyone who wants to know more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leilablair | 3/7/2010

    " The title really grabbed me, since these are all terms apllied to me as I was growing up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shareen | 2/13/2010

    " I was diagnosed with ADD about 2 weeks ago and am trying to learn all I can. I have the originally published book from the early 1990's, but it's very well written for the layperson. I'm not sure if I identify with all the ADD people, but I am learning some good things. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ckrippner | 1/13/2010

    " It took me awhile to finish this book but it was worth the read and parts made me laugh~which I needed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 11/19/2009

    " A good starting place for understanding adult ADHD "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 10/21/2009

    " this has truly helped me with my adhd "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Graziela | 9/20/2009

    " This book is very helpful and uplifting for those who probably REALLY have ADHD. "

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About the Author

Kate Kelly, author of the New York Times bestseller Street Fighters, covers Wall Street for CNBC. She spent ten years at the Wall Street Journal, where she won a Livingston Award and two Gerald Loeb Awards. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

About the Narrator

Kate Kelly is a clinical specialist in psychiatric nursing who leads therapy groups for ADDults. She lectures widely and is a featured presenter at most major ADD conferences.