New PDF release: ADD and Me: Forty Years in a Fog
By Ken Patterson
'I'm continuously in a fog. I simply do not appear to imagine rather well. i'm a guy who has cognizance Deficit illness and that i invite you to take an impromptu journey via my existence. yet wear your fog lighting fixtures and carry on for the ride.'
- Ken Patterson
In his own account of existence with consciousness Deficit disease (ADD), award-winning writer Ken Patterson richly illustrates the best way the indications of upload curtail the power of an clever guy to achieve the main traditional of life's occasions. via episodes of adolescence, academic stories, employment, army occupation, and relationships, he unearths the delicate complexities of dealing with events most folk take for granted.
This enjoyable and compassionate booklet unsparingly describes a existence distorted through impulsivity, distractions, obsessions, and anger. Illuminating, and deeply insightful, it is going to fascinate an individual who has come into touch with ADD.
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ADD and Me: Forty Years in a Fog by Ken Patterson