Publisher: Koehler Books
ISBN 10: 1633934314
ISBN 13: 978-1633934313
ISBN 10: 1633934330
ISBN 13: 978-1633934337
Adderall Blues is a catalyst for change in the educational system. This first person account of ADHD is among the only books to offer a non-clinical perspective of ADHD where we can all understand on a deeper level the blessing and the curse that is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Seen through the eyes of one of literatures' most outlandish characters, a greater connection with those afflicted with the pathologically wondering mind society loves to label is felt and processed from an altogether different perceptive.
Observe as our main character trips over himself endlessly while succeeding uniquely in his own fashion. Does Brian conquer his supposed "disorder", and transcend the label, or fall into the self-esteem trap that so many others have succumbed to? Prepare to be entertained and most importantly, enlightened.
"Few books on this subject have explored the positive side of ADHD and this alone makes ADDERALL BLUES an important read."
"I loved the power in the writer's voice as well as how genuine the read was. I found the perspective of the character to be as I was hearing a story from a friend and helping him along his journey. Adderall Blues by Brian J. Robinson is defiantly an educational and inspiring read as it focuses on the strengths rather than the flaws that come with every person. Mental illness or not, power is within all of us. The description of the feelings and emotion can be felt through each page and with every word."
-- Chelsea Girard, Book Reviewer at Bibilobeautybooks
"A wonderful, in-your-face book relating one young person's struggles with Attention Deficit Disorder..."
-- Dr. Ned Hallowell M.D., Harvard Medicine and Author of Driven to Distraction
"If we posit that creativity, the combination of disparate concepts to achieve unique solutions, is the currency of the future, then people like Brian present the engines of innovation."
-- Damian Brenes Dominguez, Founder Spil Creative, Inc.
"Brian has captured, without exception, the frustration and incite into the world of attention deficit disorder. His stories are relatable. I commend his writing skills and purpose.
-- Dr. Samuel Schenker, MD (Neurologist)
"Adderall Blues tells an engaging tale of a young man finding his way in the world while learning about himself and his ADHD. Robinson's story is an important lesson in understanding how to unlock the potential of young people, especially those diagnosed with attention deficit disorders."
-- A. Corcoran (Former Educator, Master of Public Policy)
"A much needed memoir to highlight a crucial topic in today's society. Mr. Robinson's story is witty, engaging, humorous and thought-provoking; a bold confession that brings to the forefront a struggle that so many people deal with on a daily basis. This is a must read for anyone whose life may have been touched by ADHD or other learning disabilities. "
-- Dr. Rama Ayyala, MD, Columbia University Medical Center
"This refreshingly honest account of living with ADHD reframes both the struggles and gifts that come along with this stigmatized diagnosis. A passionate reminder of the need for our education system to nurture the unique mind of each student and warns us about the far-reaching dangers of forcing conformity in the classroom."
-- Pamela Mendelsohn, LMSW
"Robinson's remembrance is an intimate one, brimming with courageous candor and bracing self-critique. What emerges is a poignant self-portrait of a rather young man who's exceedingly talented... A philosophy major in college, Robinson is accustomed to plumbing the depths of meaning in life, and he often does so with charm and verve."
-- Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Brian J .Robinson grew up in suburban NJ and was diagnosed with ADHD at six years old. He graduated from Tulane University with a Philosophy degree, where, as a contributor to the university periodical, he developed an early talent toward writing. His first published work, a short story entitled "Tabula Rasa" was featured on the cover of The Write Room, a literary magazine, in 2012. In 2016, he was interviewed by Fox 5 NY about an early edition of his ADHD memoir and his personal experience with Adderall addiction. Today, Brian has emerged as a successful entrepreneur and continues to be very outspoken about society's miscomprehension about ADHD. He loves to travel, lift weights, talk philosophy at bars, and spend time with family and friends. He lives in NYC with his wife, Lindsey.