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Bryan Hutchinson weaves the story of his life as an undiagnosed ADHD son of a strict military man. His poignant memories had me crying, laughing and nodding in agreement.
This is a book you experience, rather than read, particularly if you are ADHD yourself!
Bryan bravely takes us on a journey into the pain and bewilderment of his childhood. Times where his behaviours was misunderstood and in cases severely punished by his father, for being the way he was. He lets us into his own guilty feelings of being a "Bad" kid that deserved to be punished, and the poor state of his self esteem and worth. Disappointments, guilt and discouragement finally made way for acceptance and understanding. He tells of the tools he's used to help overcome and reduce distractions, and make the most of his unique abilities.
The book culminates in him embracing his individuality and left me with a feeling of positivity and hope.
This book is a must read for anyone with unanswered questions about incomprehensible differences between themselves and others. If this book gives you an "AHA" moment, then perhaps it's time to get to your doc and see if you fall into the amazing category of undiagnosed adult ADDers.
Details of This Book
Complete Title: One Boy's Struggle: A Memoir Surviving Life With Undiagnosed ADD
Author: Bryan L. Hutchinson
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
ISBN 07414 44402