Chasing Kites

Tom NardoneSome of you may know him, or know of him.  He is awesome.  He is ADHD.  He is Tom Nardone.  If you don’t know Tom, or if you are new to the vast and sometimes complicated world of ADD/ADHD, I suggest you read his book, Chasing Kites.

We all face coming to grips with the fact that we are not “normal”.  We must identify what makes us different, and accept it, before we can take control of our lives and make ADHD a part of our everyday actions.  Until that happens, many of us find ourselves at odds with everything around us; from people to chores, depression to anger, absentmindedness to hyper-focus, and all the other oddities that obstruct any effort at normalcy.

Tom’s story is a “no holds barred” glimpse at one life out of over 15 million affected by ADHD and it’s comorbid disorders.  Oh, and you’ll never see the word “Comorbid” in this book.  In fact, there are no technical definitions or psych terms used.  Nothing to take away from the true story of what Tom went through growing up and also in adulthood; undiagnosed, then diagnosed.  This is the story of childhood, adulthood, employment, marriage, parenthood, and the shenanigans of the man who has become one of my favorite people on the planet.  Read this book, please.  You will be glad you did.

If you’d like to learn more before taking my advice, you can listen to Eric Tivers’ podcast (ADHDRewired) with Tom where they discuss the book here. You can also visit Tom’s website.

He is Tom Nardone, and you are welcome.

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