You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: A Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

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A practical guide to identifying, understanding, and managing Attention Deficit Disorder in adults includes current research findings, treatment options, impact on interpersonal relationships and self-esteem, tips for improving organization and memory skills, and valuable moral support. 50,00 first printing. Tour.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner; 1st Scribner ed edition (January 30, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684801167
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684801162
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.3 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds

Customer Reviews

The most useful book I’ve found

145 people found this helpful.
 on April 4, 2005
By C.
I was diagnosed with ADD at the age of 9. In the seven-plus years since then, I’ve read a great deal of books about ADD. Almost all of them rely on the same “You’re a unique and special snowflake!” attitude, and the same generalizations about people with ADD.

A TERRIFIC resource! – 2013 update

222 people found this helpful.
 on January 18, 2000
By Madelyn Griffith-Haynie
As an ADDer, ADD Coach, founder of the company that trained the world’s first ADD Coaches, and co-founder of the ADD Coaching field itself, I not only recommend “Lazy/Crazy” to almost anyone who requests an ADD book recommendation, it was required reading for OFI’s 2-to-3-year ADD Coach Training program since the first classes in 1994.

A classic that I often recommend to newly diagnosed adults

63 people found this helpful.
 on January 15, 2005
By Carol Watkins
First, I want to start with the title: It is so reassuring and affirming. How many adults and older teens have thought this when they first realized that they had AD/HD? Even the illustrations have a humorous, comfy, reassuring feel.

So far the best book on ADD for adults I’ve read.

5 people found this helpful.
 on December 13, 2015
By BaphoHomunculus
I remember the cheesy commercials for Dianetics in the 80s as a child when it called itself “the user’s manual for your brain” and then had a volcano explode for no understandable reason. Well, if you have ADD, this book is the user’s manual for your brain.

Written with Sympathy

5 people found this helpful.
 on September 29, 2014
By Lauren Williams, the Casual Unclutterer
Anyone who thinks s/he has ADD/ADHD, anyone who knows s/he has ADD/ADHD, and anyone who is close, personally or professionally, with someone who has ADD/ADHD can benefit from this book. It’s a great first step to understanding the possible symptoms and effects of the disorder. It’s a great first step to admitting you might be affected by the disorder. It’s a map for getting help and helping yourself. What makes it so valuable is the fact that it’s written by two women who are themselves ADD-abled and who are now life coaches for those living with such differences. And it’s real – these women aren’t always waving pom-poms, claiming the work you’ll have to do, the challenges you face, are not really a big deal. They admit the process of learning to truly live with ADD/ADHD can be frightening and hard. Bu they are convincing that the struggle is worthwhile.


11 people found this helpful.
 on March 24, 2014
By BigJayT
As an ADD adult, I had always wondered why I never did achieve my full potential. Friends, teachers and associates throughout my life always told me that I was smart and capable, and at times brilliant. I had a high IQ, great SAT grades, excellent school grades, and I graduated at the top of my class in college. Numero Uno. The only summa cum laude in my program.

The best book on ADD self-help I’ve read!

36 people found this helpful.
 on September 10, 1999
I have read more than ten books about adult ADD since I was diagnosed a few months ago. While this one does not provide a lot of technical information about ADD, it is by far the best self-help book I’ve read. Hundreds of pages are devoted to teaching the ADD adult better ways to manage paperwork, housework, time management, social events, relationships etc.etc. It highlights the many positives of ADD, and sheds light on how to control the negatives. If you feel that you are fairly well-educated about what ADD is, but want to know what you can do about it to improve your life, this is definitely the book for you.

Thought-provoking and common sense

42 people found this helpful.
 on May 24, 2001
By Isaac Chagroff
I found the book rather practical.

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