Smart but Stuck

  • by Thomas E. Brown
  • Narrated by Joe Bronzi
  • 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Compelling stories that present a new view of ADHD
Smart but Stuck offers 15 true and compelling stories about intelligent, capable teens and adults who have gotten "stuck" at school, work, and/or in social relationships because of their ADHD. Dr. Brown highlights the often unrecognized role that emotions play in this complex disorder. He explains why even very bright people with ADHD get stuck because they can focus well on some tasks that interest them, but often can't focus adequately on other important tasks and relationships.


The first book to explain and illustrate the crucial role of emotions in the daily functioning of those living with ADHD
Brown, Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention & Related Disorders, is an internationally known authority on ADHD
Drawing on the latest research findings, the book describes strategies and treatments for getting "unstuck" to move on to a more rewarding and productive life.

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Best Book on ADHD

I take in a lot of books on ADHD and this is the first I've found to take seriously the emotional impact of the disorder. It also skips the pandering that other books often have about gifts in disguise and hidden talents while still maintaining a positive message about what it's like to live with ADHD.
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- Catherine Conklin

As an adult who suffers from ADHD,

I feel bad saying this, but it was an almost complete waste of time. Stories stories and more stories about this doctors patients. Perhaps some will lock on to a particular story in this book that titillates them and bestows insight, but not me. Furthermore, the abundance of clinical parlance made me zone right out. Which seems to allude to the fact that this book is meant to be read by folks who have loved ones w ADHD. Not people suffering from it. At the end there's a weak attempt to provide coping strategies, but it's so lame, it almost seems like an afterthought.
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- Al Mothersbaugh

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-12-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios