I’d like to share two book recommendations. The books were both written in previous decades, but I found both quite relevant to today!
The first book I’m recommending was published in 2007. I had heard of the author, another ADHD coach, but I had not read her book.
The book is Odd One Out: The Maverick’s Guide to Adult ADD / How to Be Happy and Successful By Breaking the Rules by Jennifer Koretsky. I’ve been interested in better understanding the “maverick” tendency that is found in a lot of us with ADHD, so I did a little searching for more information, came upon Odd One Out, and ordered it. I’m glad I did! It is easy to read, only 158 pages, ADHD friendly, and full of practical information and tips about living with ADHD.
You might find it a useful addition to your personal library, or you might find it a good introduction to ADHD for someone who wants to know more about it. The maverick theme is present, but there is a great deal of helpful information even for those who do not have that particular ADHD trait. The resource website referred to in the book is no longer available, perhaps because the book was published 13 years ago, but the book stands on its own without additional resources, in my opinion.
Another book that came up in my search and that I am also enjoying is Thom Hartmann’s Adult ADHD: How to Succeed as a Hunter in a Farmer’s World. Hartmann’s book is even older, first written in 1994, and updated twice — most recently in 2016. It has a special focus on succeeding with ADHD in the workplace, whether in a business you create or as an employee in someone else’s business. Hartmann is well equipped to write about business. He has started more businesses than I could count as I read the book. He is also a prolific author on many topics in addition to ADHD and is well known as a radio and TV host.
I’d love to hear from you if you read them. Did you find them helpful?