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ADD and Zombies: Editorial Reviews

"More than a great resource, which it is, this book is chock full of PUNCH (Provable, Useful, New, CHunks).  Crenshaw and Kelsey have written a book whose title I hate but whose content I adore and admire. Teeming with truth told from the trenches, this is the epitome of a book that delivers what is promises, with much more.

- Edward Hallowell, M.D., co-author, NYT bestseller Driven to Distraction,

"Wow! The ultimate user’s guide to finding the right ADHD medication and managing it.  There is nothing else out there like it. Zombies should be required reading for every family making decisions about ADHD treatment for adults or kids "

- Melissa Orlov, author and founder of

ADD and Zombies fills a crucial gap in the books about ADHD medications. It enthusiastically encourages readers to do what their ADHD brains need to do and what is often frowned upon in the medical establishment  question authority." Disarmingly conversational and not at all preachy, it offers an inclusiveness akin to chatting with a super-knowledgeable supportive friend  What a unique contribution!

- Ellen Littman, PhD, co-author of Understanding Girls with ADHD

ADD and Zombies is the one book that should be at the top of the reading list for any caregiver of or those diagnosed with ADD and ADHD. Very, very highly recommended.

-Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not:
Successful Living with ADD and ADHD


Wes Crenshaw and Kelsey Daugherty guide readers on medication management for ADD and ADHD using advice drawn from thousands of hours of clinical contact with hundreds of fascinating clients. Written in an engaging, conversational style for readers of all ages, the authors explore what it means to have ADD, describe how to get an accurate evaluation, examine co-occurring diagnoses and how they are treated in the context of ADD, and explain how to find a good prescriber. They compare and contrast the array of medications available to treat ADD, explain how to use them correctly, and help readers manage and work around the side effects.Crenshaw and Daugherty offer numerous case examples throughout the book to illustrate their integrative model of treatment designed to get readers with an ADD diagnosis on the road to fearless medication management.

•Have you been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, or do you suspect you should be? Do you want to be sure you have an accurate diagnosis? Do you wonder if you’re getting the best treatment? Do you have a love-hate relationship with your medication or wonder why it seems to have stopped working? This book is for you.

•Does your partner, child, roommate, or friend have ADD? Do you wonder if medication might be right for them, and if so, which one? Do you struggle alongside them to deal with the many side effects of their stimulant? Do you wonder about alternative treatments? This book is for you.

•Are you a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant? Do you wish you had broader training and experience in assessing and prescribing for ADD and ADHD? Do you sometimes feel like you’re winging it? Do you wonder if this disorder is over- or underdiagnosed? Do you wish you could refer those cases out, but haven’t anyone to refer them to? This book is for you.


I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not: Editorial Reviews

"Essential for young adults and adults with ADD/ADHD and those who love them. Written in an easy-to-read style and providing real-life examples, this is a great starting point for harnessing ADD/ADHD's positives and dealing with its difficulties to build a brighter tomorrow."

--Lisa Jordan, Library Journal

"A valuable and comprehensive guide on living with ADHD. I Always Want to Be Where I'm Notis a brilliant compilation of stories of people living with ADHD followed by tips on how to 'tap into your special power.' It's a life-saver of a book that can change your ADHD life for the better."

--Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., co-author, NY Times bestseller Driven to Distraction

"Quite simply one of the best books I've read about ADHD! With warm and humorous prose, Crenshaw provides principled, actionable advice for young adults who need to integrate ADHD symptoms into the growing pressures of adulthood. I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not should be the handbook for successfully growing up and into life with adult ADHD."

--Melissa Orlov, author The ADHD Effect on Marriage

I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not:
Successful Living with ADD and ADHD


Dr. Wes Crenshaw offers thirteen principles for successful living with ADD and ADHD drawn from twenty-two years of experience and 23,000 hours of clinical discussions with hundreds of interesting clients. Written in an entertaining, conversational style for readers aged 15 to 30, Dr. Wes pulls no punches in confronting the cognitive, social, emotional, and academic pitfalls people with ADD face every day. He also helps families, friends, and romantic partners understand a diagnosis of ADD not as something to fear or an excuse, but as a first step on the path to a better tomorrow.

His principles include accepting here and now, living intentionally, making mindful decisions, recognizing and taking the right path and not just the easy one, wanting rather than wishing, finding and following life's instructions, managing crises, taking responsibility, attaining character through radical honesty, and creating sustainable happiness through organized thinking and living. Finally, Dr. Wes guides you and your loved ones in how to better manage relationships, seek a good diagnosis, utilize therapy, and become your own expert on medication management.

*Have you been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD or do you suspect you should be? Do you really want to start solving your many riddles and living a more successful and productive life? This book is for you.

*Does your partner, child, roommate, or friend have ADD? Do you wonder what's going on in his or her head, and you really want to understand the secret code so you can better love him or her? This book is for you.

*Are you a little scattered or organizationally challenged? Do you struggle with details, follow-through, or in converting ideas into results? Do your people see you as fun and energetic, but uncommitted and difficult to pin down. Maybe you're an "ADD-leaner." This book is for you.